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Tottenham boss Villas-Boas: Anything less than Champions League qualification is failure

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has set himself a target of Champions League qualification this season.

Villas-Boas stated that he does not see Tottenham as a title-challenging force this season, despite bringing in a hatful of new players to replace Gareth Bale.

"Our objective is the same: it's Champions League qualification," he said. "It never crossed our mind to do anything different, bearing in mind the changes we have made.

"I think this is the minimum requirement towards what we want to achieve. I think our level of expenditure in the transfer market raises expectations but they have to be real, not false expectations. This is my point of view.

"We don't have the experience to deal with the pressure of a team that plays for a title. We have never done it in recent years. We will compete, as usual, for the Champions League places, having failed that objective the season before, and we want to do better this season."

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