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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Dec 13, 2006

Jol would swap UEFA Cup for top 4 place

Martin Jol would prefer the glory of winning the UEFA Cup this season to qualifying for the Champions League and then struggling in Europe's top competition.

Spurs were pipped by Arsenal to fourth place in the Premiership last season but the consolation of reaching the UEFA Cup - which they won in 1972 and 1984 - has given Jol's men the scent of silverware.

The Dutchman believes being among the contenders in Europe's second-tier competition is more beneficial than the situation Everton found themselves two years ago when confidence was hit after crashing out of the Champions League early.

Spurs have a 100% record in the UEFA Cup this season and will top Group B with a point against Dinamo Bucharest tomorrow, which would mean avoiding teams dropping out of the Champions League.

'If you are in the Champions League you could end up with a problem, but winning the UEFA Cup would be a big success for this club,' said the Spurs boss.

'Going into the Champions League doesn't mean anything - it would mean we are in the top four in England but after that there are so many games to play until you can win something and I don't feel we are strong enough yet to win something in the Champions League.'

When asked which he would prefer, reaching the Champions League or winning the UEFA Cup, he added: 'I would like to win the UEFA Cup.

'In the UEFA Cup in the last 10 years there are seven or eight teams from different countries winning.

'That gives us a chance, we could probably be one of them.

'Middlesbrough were one of them last year in the final. It depends on the draw as well, Werder Bremen are the best team in Germany at the moment, better than Bayern Munich.'

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