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The Benfica and Tottenham managers clashed in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 tie between the sides last week and come face-to-face for the second leg on Thursday

By Greg Stobart in Lisbon

Benfica coach Jorge Jesus has moved to play down his spat with Tim Sherwood and promised to be on his best behaviour when his side face Tottenham on Thursday.

Sherwood accused his opposite number of "lacking class" in the Europa League last 16 first leg clash last week after Jesus celebrated Benfica’s third goal by holding three fingers in the air.

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Benfica go in to the second leg as firm favourites following their 3-1 victory at White Hart Lane and Jesus insists he has no plans to ignite tensions between the pair at the Estadio da Luz.

“We’re not going to start more quarrels, we had a good game in London,” said Jesus in his pre-match press conference.

“We won’t run away from the question, it happened. Other coaches from England have had similar problems like Ferguson and Mancini.

“I didn’t disrespect the coach, the benches are too close together.”

Benfica go in to Thursday’s match as huge favourites but Jesus also warned his players not to take Tottenham lightly.

He added: “We won in London but we know Tottenham have quality players and can do to us what we did to them. We still have work to do to go through to the quarter-finals.”