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Villas-Boas promises to take Europa League seriously

Spurs Manager Andre Villas-Boas has said his team will take the Europa League seriously this season as they prepare for their first game tonight. Tottenham play Italian side Lazio at White Hart Lane.

English clubs have not always fielded full-strength sides in the competition but Villas-Boas says he respects the competition and will make sure his players are prepared for their European matches.

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