Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is confident of success against Europa League opponents Basle.

Basle have beaten Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Sporting Lisbon over the past two seasons.

AVB said: "Obviously they have recent European experience that we don't have.

"They have got tremendous results in the past year with Man United and teams like Bayern - teams they have surprised.

"They are extremely successful and one of the best teams in the country.

"I'm sure that the key to the game will be both team's motivations and the quality of the individuals.

"We have to admit that we have superior players but, on the other hand, the experience Basle have and the fact they have played in the Champions League and are regular trophy winners, makes them also one of the favourites."