Search

Andre Villas-Boas: Be patient, this is a new Spurs side

23:22 22 September 2012

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor. Photo credit: Tim Hales/PA wire

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor. Photo credit: Tim Hales/PA wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has asked fans to be patient as it is a new generation of Spurs players.

After the change in manager over the summer, the north London club have made a slow start to the season and are yet to win at home.

But the Portuguese boss has cited the dramatic changes in personnel, caused by injury and transfers, as to why the club have done this.

Spurs have sold Younes Kaboul, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart in recent weeks but have brought in Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Emmanuel Adebayor and Clint Dempsey.

But the Togo international is on the treatment table along with Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Scott Parker.

“If you reflect at this moment we have Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul, Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Rafael van der Vaart all out of this team, so this team has nothing to do with last year’s team,” he said.

“It is about getting acquainted with each other now.

“We have a lot of the ball and we try to create the most amount of chances that we have and try to evolve from game to game until every player knows each other a little bit better based on the changes that were made in the past.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

Yesterday, 14:50

Wendy Martin says Spurs Ladies’ ability to win games while not performing at their best shows how much the squad has matured since last season.

Mon, 15:41

Hampstead Ladies’ second team were narrowly beaten 15-12 by Kilburn on Sunday, despite two tries for Barbara Sike.

Mon, 13:07

Saracens were dealt only their second defeat of the Premiership campaign on Saturday as Bath put in a strong defensive display to overcome the league leaders and stop them from opening up some breathing space at the summit.

Mon, 12:00

Heung-Min Son rates his scissor kick against Swansea as the best goal of his career – and the Tottenham midfielder says he is now feeling fresher than in previous months, when his efforts were being undermined by niggly injuries and tiredness.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Harry Kane says Tottenham have “everything in place to be one of the top clubs in Europe” and should “aim high” after signing his new contract and committing himself to the Lilywhites until 2022.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A visibly delighted Arsene Wenger praised hattrick hero Alexis Sanchez or his ‘killer instinct’ after his treble routed West Ham United 5-1 at their new home the London Stadium.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Arsenal sent a message to the rest of the Premier League after an impressive display of power and glory at the West Ham United’s London Stadium this evening by winning 5-1.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen both scored twice while Heung-Min Son was also on target as Tottenham strolled to a 5-0 home win against Swansea at White Hart Lane. Here are five talking points.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now