TIM Sherwood’s Tottenham lost 3-1 at home to Benfica in the last 16 of the Europa League last night, but does Europe’s second tier competition matter?

UEFA are set to award a Champions League place to the winners of the Europa League from the 2015/16 season.

Will that help to spice up the competition and create more interest, or will it never regain the status that the old UEFA Cup held?