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Eales says Tottenham buzzing over Champions League prospects

There's great excitement around Tottenham after their Champions League qualifier draw with Young Boys.

Club secretary Darren Eales, who nevertheless admitted he was pleased to have avoided a trip to Kiev.

Speaking on Sky Sports News from Nyon, he said: "In that respect, we're going to Switzerland; it's not so far to travel. That's obviously a positive.

"I think the other thing that we'll be pleased about is that we're playing at home second leg - that's always an advantage."

Indeed, the first leg will take place in Berne a week on Tuesday, with the return in London the following Wednesday.

Describing the current mood around White Hart Lane, Eales said: "I just joined the club on July 1 and you can imagine the excitement and the buzz around the place.

"We've got a real chance to get into the group stages, a chance for our fans to experience football, perhaps against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, or Barcelona or the Milans.

"We're keeping our feet on the ground but, obviously, we're really hoping that we can get through."

Eales revealed reaching the group stage was unlikely to result in a larger transfer kitty for Harry Redknapp and refused to comment on speculation linking several big names with moves to Spurs.

He added: "We'll be doing our best to get some transfer activity but we'll just have to wait and see."

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