Spurs must keep Yevhen Konoplyanka quiet when they travel to face former manager Juande Ramos' Dnipro team

Konoplyanka will come up against Spurs in Ukraine this evening. Photo: PA

Tottenham visit FC Dnipro in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie on Thursday in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

The North London club line up against Dnipro, who finished second in their group and currently sit fourth in their domestic league. The Ukrainian club is led by former Tottenham manger Juande Ramos who was sacked back in 2008, will no doubt be out to prove a point against his former employers.

Ramos was sacked by Spurs in 2008. Credit: PA

I'm really happy I helped and was of assistance for Tottenham to win their last trophy, but the moment I left that club I forgot about, I forgot about all of the success, I forgot about the trophy.

– Dnipro manager Juande Ramos

The Spaniard will be counting on the 24 year old free-flowing winger and star man Yevhen Konoplyanka, a player Spurs considered making a move for during the January transfer window, to make the difference and add to his three goals in five matches in the competition.

The Ukraine international will be the main creator in midfield, coming in from the left wing and hoping to make a similar impact against Tottenham as he did for Ukraine against England, when he scored a great long range effort at Wembley in the World Cup Qualifiers.

Konoplyanka scores a screamer against England in September 2012

Another strong performance will be needed by Dnipro's number 10 alongside Rusalan Rotan in midfield and Roman Zozula up top as the target man. If they are to take a result back to White Hart Lane for the return leg these three will be the men that Ramos must count on to influence the game in the Ukrainians’ favour.

Trains a lot, follows all of the directions, tries his best and I'm sure he will do his best in this competition and in this round and will help us succeed in this round.

– Dnipro manager Juande Ramos
Konoplyanka (bottom row, third from left) is Dnipro's star man. Credit: PA

Konoplyanka and Co. will be relishing the chance to take on the North Londoners and look to make home advantage count. Will Tottenham be left to rue on their failed January deadline day scramble for Konoplyanka by the end of the night?

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It's a good chance for any player to play against a team like that. It is a better motivation for us to play tomorrow and do our best.

– Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka