Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has great respect for Stoke City.

AVB has warned Spurs face a tough test against Stoke today - but insists the Potters are not a dirty team.

He said: "No they are not. Physical presence? Yes. The pressure in our faces is what marks Stoke's defensive organisation and a great, great side.

"But you do not expect them going in nasty on a player."