Villas-Boas wishes stricken fans well

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas admitted he was saddened by the news that several of the club's fans had been injured in a bar brawl in Rome ahead of his side's Europa League match against Lazio.

"It's a very sad story," Villas-Boas told ITV's Peter Drury pitchside at the Stadio Olimpico. "Obviously we wish them well...a couple of them are in a critical state."

Meanwhile the Spurs boss said the club were dealing with the appropriate authorities in a bid to back the stricken fans.

"We're liaising with police, UK and Italian, to try and solve the problem and give the support which the fans deserve," Villas-Boas said.