Hoddle and Roberts tweet their thoughts on club's Europa League draw

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Tottenham were drawn alongside Anderlecht, Monaco and Qarabag in this season's European competition.

A couple of figures in football with Tottenham affiliations took to social media to discuss Tottenham's Europa League draw, which took place earlier on Friday.

Spurs were picked as seeds in Group J, and were drawn alongside Belgian giants Anderlecht, French outfit Monaco, and Azerbaijani champions Qarabag.

It was an eclectic selection to say the least, with the Londoners and last year's Champions League quarter-finalists Monaco arguably the two strongest sides in the group.

Anderlecht lost two of their big name players to Newcastle United this summer in Chancel Mbemba and Aleksandar Mitrovic, but with Belgian football so strong right now, it would be foolish to write off the side that Tottenham beat on penalties in 1984 to win their last European trophy, the UEFA Cup, the precursor to the Europa League.

A star of that final, ex Spurs defender Graham Roberts, gave his thoughts on the draw on Twitter.

Similarly, another member of Spurs' history has close ties to Monaco, with White Hart Lane legend Glenn Hoddle joining the principality club when he left North London in 1987.

Last year the Ligue 1 side famously knocked Tottenham's rivals Arsenal out of the Champions League in the knockout round, before losing to eventual finalists Juventus in the subsequent tie.

There is little history between Spurs and Qarabag, though Tottenham are set to make it when they visit Azerbaijan for the first time in a European tie. Hailing from Baku, Qarabag were only narrowly dismissed by Celtic in the Champions League qualifiers this year, and with an away fixture many hours flight away, it could well be a tough match for different reasons, not to mention impacting Tottenham's following game.

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