Harry Redknapp has told his players to prove they are good enough to play in the Champions League when Tottenham start their group games with a tough encounter against Werder Bremen.
It will be the veteran manager's first game in charge of a club in Europe's premier competition but he insists he is up to the challenge and has warned his players that they are the ones who need to prove their quality.
Spurs were given a scare in the play-off for the group stage when they fell two goals behind to Young Boys before eventually hitting back to claim victory.
Redknapp said in the build-up to the game against the Bundesliga outfit:"I don't go through my life thinking I've got to prove anything to anybody.
"I proved what I could do by getting Spurs into fourth place last season from where we were. My record hasn't been too shabby. I never think I've got anything to prove.
"It's the players who've got prove it. I can only put them out there and pick the team. You haven't got to be a rocket scientist to pick the team. It's whether they can go out there and cope under pressure.
"We've got enough international players – we're full of internationals but if we play 4-4-2 (against Bremen), I think we'll be committing suicide."