Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher were critical of Spurs" display, accusing them of being "timid' when facing the Premier League's big-hitters.
Gent sits eighth in the Belgian First Division A and qualified for the Europa League knockout stage by finishing second in Group H to Shakhtar Donetsk.
They lost their last league match 1-0 away at the side fourth from bottom on Saturday, so Spurs will be pretty confident of going there and getting a result this evening. The Tottenham faithful will collectively be holding their breath.
"Tottenham is always about the team, the squad, every single player we sign and plays for Tottenham is available for every game in every competition".
"It looks like the decisions went against us, but it's normal". "We dropped our performance, our energy, our desire maybe ... we showed that lack of competitiveness as a team and that surprised us". But I prefer to be busy and try and win some titles. With wingbacks Thomas Foket and Kennet Saief bombing on, Gent looked like Spurs at their best, and Pochettino's team could only hang in, trying to survive.
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"We need to think of it as a good opportunity to win a trophy, " he said. "It was more about the spirit and, in a cup game, the spirit is the key".
However, former Charlton boss Curbishley is not expecting either team to qualify for next season's Champions League. "But, for that, we have to be focused, to switch on our minds and be ready for a fight".
It was a huge disappointment in what's otherwise been another encouraging campaign for Mauricio Pochettino's men with Spurs now sitting third in the Premier League table.
Rose has not played since 31 January because of a knee injury, while Lamela remains sidelined with a hip problem.
The 23-year-old striker has been in magnificent form for Mauricio Pochettino's side once again this season, despite spending a lengthy spell on the sidelines from September to November, scoring 14 goals in 20 Premier League outings thus far.