Tottenham boss AVB confident Maribor draw no Euro setback

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas insists their Europa League campaign is on track after their 1-1 draw at Maribor.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas insists their Europa League campaign is on track after their 1-1 draw at Maribor.

Maribor broke the deadlock three minutes from the end of the first half courtesy of Robert Beric.

Gylfi Sigurdsson lashed home in the 58th minute to ensure the north Londoners would not leave the Stadion Ljudski empty-handed, but the goal could not hide what was a disappointing display by Spurs.

Asked if he was happier with the result than the performance, Spurs boss Villas-Boas said: "Certainly on the running of the first half.

"The second half was extremely good, the first half was not so good.

"We came back into the game, which is pleasant to see again and it is good for us to bounce back. It is obviously not the full result we wanted bearing in mind the draw between Lazio and Panathinaikos, but certainly we will take a point.

"The group is completely open. What we face now is two games at home and I think we are in a good position in the group. We are in third position.

We have three games to play, there are nine points to play for.

"You see the group - it is very tight. It is not a group where the leader has run off with points."

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