Thursday, May 06, 2010

Spurs must heed warnings from history to get into the Champions League

From an admittedly quick glance at Europe’s elite competition since Everton last broke into the Premier League’s top four, it seems fair to say that only one side – David Moyes’s team’s conquerors that year, Villarreal – have taken to life in the Champions League with immediate aplomb. It may not be a stretch to suggest that, the Spanish minnows apart, not one debutant has escaped the group stage in the last five years.

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