Tottenham must 'take care of business' against Maribor, says Dempsey

The summer signing has insisted that him and his team-mates will not underestimate their Europa League opponents after the 1-1 stalemate in Slovenia two weeks ago

Clint Dempsey has called on his Tottenham team-mates to “take care of business” against Maribor in Thursday’s Europa League clash.

Andre Villas-Boas’ side currently sit third in Group J after drawing all three of their opening games, including the stalemate with the Slovenian side in two weeks ago.

And Dempsey says his fellow professionals will not take Maribor lightly after the tough showing they faced in matchday three, but is aware that another slip up will see the club’s future in the competition come under serious threat..

"[Maribor] scored first, but we showed the character to get back in the game and put ourselves in a position where we are still right in there in the group,” Dempsey told Tottenham’s official website.

"It’s in our hands and that's all you can ask for.

"Everything is still to play for and it’s about taking care of business in the next three games."

A win for Spurs on Thursday would see them rise to second in Group J, with a trip to Lazio's Olympic Stadium on November 22 before facing Panathinaikos at home on December 6 to round off the group stage.