Tottenham boss Martin Jol insists Newcastle United aren't in their class.

Ahead of tonight's match, Jol said: "I don't think you can compare them with us because we've had European football for the last couple of seasons and they haven't. So how can we be in the same boat?

"It will be fantastic for them if they finish in the top six or seven.

"If they get European football next season it will be a good achievement for them. But we've already done that twice.

"Both are great clubs with a lot of expectations. The only thing is, you have to live up to those expectations. We've already played European football and they would love to do it as well."