AVB plays down title hopes


Andre Villas-Boas has told Sky Sports News he doubts Tottenham are ready to win the Premier League.

It’s a wise move by AVB to take the pressure off his players – especially with the wholesale changes we have made to the squad over the past month.

We have to take it game by game and not get ahead of ourselves. Champions League football is our aim and we have to take all three points against Norwich City at the Lane on Saturday afternoon. Especially after our disappointing result against Arsenal.

“The circumstances are difficult,” he said. “The investment that we have made raises expectations in people but what we have to do is create a team that bonds together.

“That takes time and we see that our opponents are one step ahead as they have players who have been together for many years; that is an advantage that we don’t have.

“I think we have invested a lot in young players that have real potential. Obviously we will have to work with them to make sure they develop into the world stars that we think they can become.

“All of them have great ambition to succeed and win titles which is one of the criteria that we wanted. Now it is about creating a team that bonds together and assumes the responsibility of winning those titles. This is what we have now and hopefully we can get a good response.

“I’m happy with the start we have made, but losing to Arsenal is never easy for any Spurs fan so now we have to make sure we bounce back.

“Whatever result we had against Arsenal that would not affect how we approach our next game against Norwich. We have to concentrate on winning that one.

“(It has been a) Good international break for us. We have not had any injuries so we are looking forward to getting back into action this weekend.”

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  1. Well played AVB we need to focus on CL and not get ahead of ourselves the bpl is a tough league and we shouldnt put that pressure onto the players


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