Liverpool legend Lawro: AVB has bought himself time at Spurs

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson doesn't believe Andre Villas-Boas can relax at Tottenham just yet.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson doesn't believe Andre Villas-Boas can relax at Tottenham just yet.

Lawro wrote in the Mirror: "Beating Reading so convincingly will help AVB, who is very different to Harry Redknapp.

"The trouble with Spurs is when they lose a couple of games their supporters are so up and down.

"Lose one or two and they become ­hopeless. It even happened under Harry when they were chasing the top four and had that bad run.

"Some middle ground needs to be found. This game was being billed as high pressure for AVB, but anyone who looks at his squad can see that they are going to be right up there at the end of the season.

"He has bought well in Moussa Dembele, Clint Dempsey, Jan Vertonghen and Gylfi Sigurdsson and in getting Emmanuel Adebayor permanently.

"And the more players who are seen as HIS men in the dressing room tips the balance in his favour."

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