Midweek internationals - preview
04 March 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
The countdown to this summer’s FIFA World Cup finals continues this week with a host of international friendlies – and several Spurs players are on duty for their respective countries.
The flying winger exploded onto the senior international last year, scoring on his debut against Montenegro before impressing in the subsequent games – and it’s that kind of sparkling form that he’ll be looking to recapture under the famous Arch this week.
Christian Eriksen , who missed Sunday’s win against Cardiff with a back injury, has joined up with the Danish squad, where he is being assessed further ahead of the friendly.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto , currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers, is in contention for Cameroon’s away game in Portugal while Nabil Bentaleb could make his debut for Algeria after being named in the squad for their home match against Slovenia.
There’s also a series of Under-21 matches taking place on Wednesday night – and again there’s a handful of Tottenham Hotspur players involved.
Harry Kane and Tom Carroll – who, like Benoit, is currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers – are in contention for England Under-21s as they take on Wales in their latest UEFA European Championship qualifier.
Goalkeeper Jordan Archer, meanwhile, is with Scotland Under-21s for their home friendly against Hungary, while Kenneth McEvoy is in the Republic of Ireland Under-21s squad as they prepare to host Montenegro.
Elsewhere, Milos Veljkovic is with Serbia Under-19s for consecutive friendly matches against Czech Republic today (Tuesday) and Thursday while Will Miller, Nathan Oduwa, Emmanuel Sonupe and Harry Winks are in the England Under-18s squad for their friendly double-header opposite Croatia this week.
The first of their two encounters took place at St George’s Park on Monday, with Emmanuel coming on as a second half substitute. The match ended 2-1 to Croatia, with the second meeting taking place on Wednesday.
Josh Onomah , meanwhile, played 90 minutes for England Under-17s in their 1-0 defeat to Germany in the Algarve on Sunday.