Tottenham's Andre Villas-Boas expects difficult Basel test

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is wary of Swiss side Basel because of their European experience, but says that he has "superior" players.

Spurs host the Swiss Super League champions in their Europa League quarter-final first leg on Thursday, and Villas-Boas says "motivation and the quality of individuals" will be key in beating them.

Basel played in the Champions League in the two seasons before this one, reaching the round of 32 in 2011-12, while Tottenham have featured in the Champions League on only one occasion. They reached the quarter-finals in the 2010-11 season before being knocked out by Real Madrid.