JOSE MOURINHO billed it as Gareth Bale's 'big arrival' back on the footballing scene but it was former Wrexham loanee Ritchie De Laet who grabbed all the headlines instead.

De Laet was man of the match for Belgian side Antwerp as they stunned Tottenham with a 1-0 Europe League victory.

Antwerp-born De Laet played three games for Wrexham in the Conference in 2008 during an on-loan spell from Stoke City and is pictured on his debut - a 2-0 home win over Lewes.

The former Manchester United and Leicester defender, now aged 31, said: “It is important for the club, it is the first European game in a long time at home.

“We start off at home to a tough opponent, who a couple of years ago were in the Champions League final.

“After our great start last week it is important we build on that. I don’t think we can forget to enjoy it, but we are going in relaxed.

“On the other side, the coach and playing group are demanding to put a performance in. We can show respect to them but that doesn’t mean we are just going to make the numbers up.

“We are going to start with the intention to win it and if we can’t do that we have to make sure we don’t lose.”