Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says Aaron Lennon knows he needs to find for his place.

Lennon has been Tottenham's first-choice on the right flank for the last few years, but Villas-Boas thinks the 26-year-old knows he will not expect to walk straight back into the starting XI.

"People understand that you have to fight for your place," Villas-Boas said.

"Sometimes you don't always have to speak to the players. They are intelligent and understand that."

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