AVB always confident Spurs would catch fire

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is delighted with their current form.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is delighted with their current form.

Many were shocked this summer when Spurs chairman Daniel Levy sacked Harry Redknapp and replaced him with Villas-Boas, who had just endured a torrid eight-month spell in charge of Chelsea.

Villas-Boas' critics were given further ammunition when the 34-year-old's team failed to win any of their opening three games.

But he has a history of proving the doubters wrong - he won four trophies in his first season at Porto despite claims he was too inexperienced - and he never thought Spurs' early-season slump would drag on.

"I have never doubted my abilities, I always trusted them," Villas-Boas said.

"It's funny how things change so dramatically.

"The Premier League is completely unpredictable. We started the season (badly). We are now fifth from the top.

"You have to perform at this level. This is the early stages in the Premier League."

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