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Panathinaikos v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

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04 Oct 2012 15:19:24

Panathinaikos v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

Tottenham V Panathinaikos - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas cannot understand why the Europa League is so undervalued in England.

Villas-Boas’s career took off two years ago when he won the competition with Porto to cap a sensational season during which he won four trophies and replaced Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea. Although that move turned sour, the 34 year-old is still regarded as one of the most promising coaches in Europe. Former manager Harry Redknapp described participating in the tournament as a “punishment” and, although he was at pains to insist he was not criticising his predecessor, Villas-Boas insists the tournament is greatly undervalued in England.

“The profile of the competition is raised in other countries, but not England. I don’t understand it,” Villas-Boas said.

Tottenham: Lloris, Cudicini, Smith, Vertonghen, Gallas, Dawson, Caulker, Walker, Dempsey, Huddlestone, Lennon, Bale, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Falque, Townsend, Sandro, Mason, Defoe.



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