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Tottenham Train Ahead Of Europa League Quarter-Final With Basel (PICTURES)

03/04/2013 14:25 BST

Gareth Bale and Mousa Dembélé didn't appear daunted by an European imminent quarter-final as Tottenham were put through their paces one last time before Thursday night's Europa League tie with Basel.

After scraping past Internazionale on away goals despite an enthralling 4-1 loss in Milan, Spurs are well placed to reach their first European semi-final since 1984, when they last won the Uefa Cup.

André Villas-Boas's side halted their collapse at the weekend with an impressive 2-1 win at Swansea to remain in the Premier League's top four, with Everton on the agenda this Sunday.

Tottenham Training

The last time Spurs faced Swiss opposition was their 2010 Champions League group stage qualifier against Young Boys, when they eventually prevailed 6-3 on aggregate having gone behind 3-0 inside the opening 28 minutes of the first leg.

Tottenham's most recent quarter-finals in European competition have also ended disastrously. After a credible 2-1 defeat away at Sevilla in the Uefa Cup in 2007, the Spaniards raced into a 2-0 lead after eight minutes in the return leg and progressed 4-3 on aggregate.

And in the 2011 Champions League they were battered 4-0 in the Bernabéu by Real Madrid, as Peter Crouch was sent off. A Heurelho Gomes clanger at White Hart Lane gifted Cristiano Ronaldo the winner for a 5-0 Madrid win over both games.