FC Basel 2-2 Tottenham: Spurs are Europa League heroes - Villas-Boas

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Spurs are Europa League heroes - Villas-Boas

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says his team have been "heroes" in the Europa League, despite exiting the competition at the quarter-final stage.

Ten-man Spurs were knocked out by Swiss side Basel on penalties after battling through extra time after Jan Vertonghen was dismissed. The game was 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes, replicating the first leg score and making it 4-4 on aggregate.

Villas-Boas says Spurs have been a "great example for English football" in how to approach the Europa League and that they have changed the mentality that teams have towards the competition.

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