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Squad depth not an issue for Tottenham boss

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is not at all worried the strength of the squad he has at his disposal.

Spurs are preparing for their Europa League opener against Lazio at White Hart Lane tomorrow night and Villas-Boas is confident they can go far in the competition despite having a number of injury problems at present.

The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Scott Parker, Benoit assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul and Jake Livermore are all sidelined but that does not bother Villas-Boas who is happy with his squad depth.

"We're struggling with recent injuries and with two more important players out we have been limited in terms of what we can do," he said.

"Luckily, in terms of midweek games, we are starting from now.

"The squad has a lot of players we cannot count on. But we have 18 available and between them we have enough quality to take us through the initial stages of the competition.

"But we understand it's important to realise the relationship between rest and playing time.

"We have to be very careful from now on."

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