Villas-Boas not frightened of title expectations at Tottenham

Andre Villas-Boas isn't frightened by claims he's inherited a title-winning squad at Tottenham.

Andre Villas-Boas isn't frightened by claims he's inherited a title-winning squad at Tottenham.

Previous Spurs boss Harry Redknapp claimed he had left a squad capable of winning the title — despite them finishing fourth last season.

But AVB was only too happy to pick up the gauntlet laid down by his predecessor to raise Lilywhite spirits everywhere. He said: “It’s a proposition I put to the players on the first day we met. We have to see, of course, whether it’s realistic or not.

“Other squads are evolving and you can’t always compete with Chelsea and Manchester City for players.

“But we would like to assume this responsibility, not to put more pressure on ourselves, but because it goes along with what we are trying to build at this club.

“We are trying to put together a squad that makes us compete for the title.”

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