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AVB: I want to take Tottenham back to Wembley in the FA Cup

12:20 03 January 2013

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas before the Barclays Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Tottenham. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas before the Barclays Premier League match at White Hart Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 22, 2012. See PA story SOCCER Tottenham. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

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Andre Villas-Boas is intent on guiding Tottenham to Wembley again this year as Spurs begin their FA Cup campaign against Coventry on Saturday.

The Lilywhites reached the semi-finals under Harry Redknapp in 2012 before losing 5-1 to Villas-Boas’ former club Chelsea – then managed by Roberto di Matteo – at Wembley.

Spurs’ head coach hopes to take Tottenham a step further this time, and he is urging his players to dispatch League One outfit Coventry with the minimum of fuss at White Hart Lane this weekend.

“It’s a big competition and we don’t want any cup upsets,” said Villas-Boas. “We understand that we are superior and at home.

“It will be excellent if we can match last year’s run to the semi-finals but we want to reach the final and win the competition. It will be difficult – you need to play well and you need some luck in the draw.”

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