Although it's still early days in the Europa League, Tottenham have shown all the right signs so far.
It should surely be on Andre Villas- Boas' mind that they have a great chance to claim some silverware this season and that the Europa League is the most likely of sources.
Firstly, with AVB spending as much as £100 million this summer on bringing new faces to White Hart lane has left him with a large squad to deploy.
Not only is it a large squad but it is filled with quality and experience which is key to success in Europe. It allows it to be able to rotate the team from mid week to weekend fixtures and still put out a team that is capable of winning.
If we look at some of their stars such as Lewis Holtby, Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela, who have not featured much in the Premier League meaning they are fresh for the European matches.
Tottenham have also got two lethal strikers in which they can rotate in Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado. We can see this paying off with Defoe netting three times in Spurs' first two group stage games.
They also have players that no what is required in Europe and come with plenty of experience. The likes of Christian Eriksen who before his arrival in London already had 30 appearances in Europe to his name, many of those in the Champions League.
Not only do they have players with experience but they have a manager who has lifted the trophy with Porto. This shows he knows what is required of himself and of his players to win it which will prove to be vital in the later rounds.
It is very early though and the teams that have finish third in their groups still have to enter the competition which could include the likes of Ajax and Napoli. This will provide a stern test for the north London club. However, if Spurs play to their best they can beat anyone on the day.
Despite the thrashing by West Ham, Tottenham still have the right to be optimistic about the chance of winning something this season and the Europa League could be there best chance.
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