​Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Belgian side K.A.A Gent in the first leg of their round of 32 Europa League tie on Thursday.


A goal from French striker Jeremy Perbet in the 59th minute secured the win for the game's underdog side, but it appears that it was Gent who came into the match with the advantage. At least according to a graphic that appeared displaying Gent's lineup before the game...

Their graphic showed the squad lined up in a 4-4-3 formation...a system which should be entirely possible if you play your keeper outfield. However, Gent's lineup boasted 12 players - keeper in goal and all. 


Although they didn't actually field that number, the psychological pressure was just too much for Mauricio Pochettino and his men.


Seems like a line-up that would frighten the best of teams, as no one would want to go in a match feeling like they're down to 10 men even before the whistle blows. Then again, Arsenal are said to go through those same emotions whenev Mesut Ozil gets picked for a big game.


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