You don't belong here: AVB says it's unfair Chelsea are in the Europa League

7 years ago by: Samuel attah
-- (m) at 7-12-2012 07:47AM (7 years ago)

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Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that Chelsea should not be rewarded for Champions League failure by playing in the Europa League.
But the ex-Stamford Bridge boss now wants his Tottenham side to meet Rafa Benitez's Blues in Europe's second-tier competition after Christmas.
"Sometimes it's destiny," he said.
Tottenham reached the last 32 of the Europa League with a 3-1 win over Greek side Panathinaikos on Thursday - their fourth straight victory in all competitions.
They cannot be drawn with Champions League rejects Chelsea in the next round but AVB could face his former clubin the last 16.
And the Portuguese coach, who won the Europa League with Porto last year before joining Chelsea, said: "I think it's extremely unfair.
"The clubs that should come down are the Champions League clubs that qualify for the last 16 and then are knocked out. That's much fairer.
"You can't give a bonus to teams who have failed.
"In the situation as it stands, teams fail in the Champions League and are promoted to the Europa League, which is a massive bonus.
"This is not something which I've just invented yesterday -it's something I said in UEFA meetings when I was at Porto.
"It's up to them to decide, but Ithink it's not fair."
AVB was sacked by Chelsea inMarch, after only 40 games asboss, and has now led Spurs to fourth place in the Premier League and an unbeaten six-match run in Europe.

-- micc (m) at 7-12-2012 08:17AM
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Where did they belong then ? Tell us let hear abi she na we push them comot for champions league ehn. Ode