03/04/2013 10:25 BST

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

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.

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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.