Sky Sports pundit Ray Wilkins suggests the benefits of Europa League football in Tottenham's title race

Spurs remain in the Premier League and Europa League title race.

Tottenham Hotspur take on Borussia Dortmund this evening in a UEFA Europa League clash.

The game will see two of the best teams in the competition facing off, with both clubs second in their highly respected domestic leagues.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in pursuit of Leicester City in the Premier League title race.

Many have been suggesting that Tottenham's busy schedule may in fact hinder their chances of winning the league title.

But speaking to Sky Sports News HQ yesterday (09/03/2016) former Chelsea assistant boss Ray Wilkins made it clear that the big games, such as this Dortmund tie, can stimulate Spurs to further success:

"When it comes to the business end of the season these games are magnificent for the players. Because it means they are achieving.

"They are actually achieving something and going further and further in the competitions they're playing.

"They get that stimulation from that as well.

"They are five points adrift of Leicester but with the way they are playing they must feel they have got half an opportunity of catching them. They must feel that."

He also went on to suggest there are no easy games left for Leicester, with teams below them scrapping for survival and European places:

"Every game for Leicester now is going to be difficult. Because they are playing against relegation threatened sides. Going for European competitions. It's difficult."

The suggestion then from Wilkins is that Tottenham's big games in Europe against the likes of Fiorentina and Dortmund can give Spurs the drive to continue playing in this way - with the hope to playing in big games in the future.

If Spurs can beat Dortmund in the Europa League they will certainly hold high hopes of topping the Premier League table.

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