Andre Villas-Boas - Europa League group is competitive

Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas says his side are in one of the toughest groups in the Europa League, after a 1-1 draw with NK Maribor.

Tottenham now sit third in Group J, behind Lazio and Slovenian side Maribor.

However Villas-Boas believes their intense schedule of Europa League and Premier League matches is good preparation for life in the Champions League.