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Tottenham hit back at AVB claims over transfer policy

Zenit St Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas has been accused of 'rewriting history' by Tottenham.

The crux of the 37-year-old's frustration stemmed from what he claims were chairman Daniel Levy's broken promises in relation to transfers, both in and out of the north London club.

"The chairman proposed a challenge to increase Tottenham's competitive level, but immediately [Luka] Modric left and we didn't get any of the targets I had identified, such as Joao Moutinho, Willian, Oscar or Leandro Damiao," Villas-Boas said.

"These were promises that were not kept. I had a group of players I had not chosen.

"In two years I lost [Rafael] van der Vaart, Modric, [Gareth] Bale, and all the promises made were unfulfilled.

"In any event I don't look at my time at Tottenham as a negative experience. It was an experience I needed to have."

Those comments have not sat well with Tottenham, with the club swiftly hitting back at Villas-Boas' claims.

"It's unfortunate that Andre has felt the need to pass comments like these," a Spurs spokesperson told Press Association Sport.

"Not only has he attempted to rewrite history, he has clearly forgotten the facts."

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