And colourful Plovdiv owner Hristo Krucharski has taunted Jose Mourinho’s men ahead of their clash on September 17.
He insists it is not a question of whether Lokomotiv can beat Spurs in the second qualifying round tie - but by how much!
Krucharski said: “There was an offer from Tottenham to play there. But I told them quickly that we don’t play for money but for pleasure.
“We are Bulgarians. We have the chance to host this match here and the match will be played on Bulgarian soil.
“The miracle is clear. That we will beat them. We will beat them. The question is by how much.
“Now everyone will start saying I am crazy, a simpleton. But this is Bulgaria. Everything happens with patience.
“If we don’t believe we can beat Tottenham, we’d better dig ourselves a grave and wait to die. We can defeat them! We've got 16,000 bottles to celebrate!”
Spurs face a fixture pile-up this month and moving the game, which is possible under UEFA rules if both clubs agree, would have suited them.
Instead, Mourinho’s men face a six-hour round trip to Bulgaria sandwiched in between the visit of Everton on Sunday September 13 as their Premier League season kicks off and a trip to Southampton on the 20th.
If Spurs win in Bulgaria, they face another away trip to either Romania's Botosani or Macedonian club Shkendija in the third round.