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Tottenham boss Jol happy with UEFA Cup draw

Tottenham boss Martin Jol is happy with their UEFA Cup draw.

The Premier League club was grouped with Anderlecht, Getafe, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Aalborg.

Tottenham will play Getafe and Aalborg at White Hart Lane but will travel to Israel and Belgium to complete their fixtures.

Speaking afterwards, Jol was clearly happy with the draw.

Jol said: "I am pretty satisfied. You can only assess it on paper at the moment and my feeling is that it could have been a lot tougher for us.

"Anderlecht away will be a hard one, but it is in the final game for us and hopefully we will have done the business by then.

"They have got fanatical supporters, just like we've got, so that should be a special night with the history between the two clubs in this competition.

"It is good that we start at home against Getafe before we face a trip to Tel Aviv. People tend to underestimate the football in Israel, but they have got players there from all over the world so that could well be a tricky game and there is always a great atmosphere.

"Aalborg will not be easy, they came through a tie against Sampdoria and I am pleased we have got them at home," said Jol, who added that inserting four European games into the pre-Christmas fixture list created a special dimension to the season.

"Everybody enjoyed themselves last season, we wanted the European nights back and we had some great games at home and away at the likes of Besiktas and Leverkusen. We are looking forward to more of the same."

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