The Welshman is suspended for the Europa League Round of 16 second leg meeting with Inter Milan tomorrow night but Villas-Boas is not too worried about losing the man who has scored ten goals in his past nine outings for Spurs.
"We've been in the situation where he is not with us and we got results," he said.
"Gareth can make a difference in any game, we know. We will miss him but we won't want to prove anything without him because we believe a lot in ourselves and also we believe in Gareth.
"It's not a case of proving anything. We just want to do our job to get through."