Tottenham secured their passage into the group stages of this season’s Europa League and despite a largely subdued night at White Hart Lane, the winning margin of three goals to nil was an emphatic one. And, with wholesale changes in the starting line up it was an impressive overall performance and one which Andre Villas-Boas was quick to praise.

“After winning 5-0 away from home, you come back to our stadium and perhaps people think it’s easy to get the job done but the lads showed great professionalism and responsibility,” said Andre on the club’s official website.

“They were not complacent in any way or form and we achieved a great result.”

AVB also singled out several of the players who came in for their first start of the campaign.

“It was great for Sandro, Younes Kaboul, Lewis Holtby, players who we’ve missed for a long time and are picking up form,” he added.

“They have all done extremely well recently. I’m pleased with everyone’s performance, particularly the players who have recently come back from injury.”

The draw for the group stages starts from Noon today so keep checking back for news surrounding our next set of opponents. Spurs remain favourites to win the Europa League but will that be affected by today’s draw?

 

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