Date: 12th December 2016 at 1:16pm
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By Will Butcher

Christian Ziege believes Tottenham will secure a comfortable passage into the next round of the Europa League after drawing Gent in the last-32 stage on Monday afternoon.

Mauricio Pochettino’s secured Europa League football after beating CSKA Moscow to finish third in Group E of the Champions League.

Posting on his personal Twitter account, former Spurs star Ziege believes his old side will breeze past Belgian outfit Gent with wins in both legs and “go through” to the round of 16.

If Ziege’s prediction is correct, then Spurs will secure just their second European win of the season at Wembley, as they continue to play away from White Hart Lane.

Currently sitting in fifth in the Belgian Jupiler League, Gent have made a solid start to the campaign and sit just three points off league leaders Zulte Waregem.

The Belgians reached the round of 32 by securing second place in Group H of the Europa League, which saw Shakhtar Donetsk finish in first place while Konyaspor and Braga have been knocked out.

Ziege, 44, played for Spurs for three years between 2001 and 2004 after spells with Liverpool and Middlesbrough, featuring a total of 48 times for the north London giants.

Tottenham will face Gent on February 16, and then a week later on the 23rd.

In other Tottenham news, fans have reacted on Twitter to the Europa League draw.