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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has dismissed claims that signing seven new players over the summer will threaten to destabilise the squad and will in fact help them to maintain a more sustained challenge across the board, talkSPORT reports.
Four of the side’s summer signings started in the north London derby defeat to Arsenal before the international break, though Villas-Boas has insisted that he now has a squad capable of challenging the top sides in the division in what he feels will be a close title race this season.
Despite the loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, Villas-Boas has added stars such as Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue to his squad with the money brought in from the sale of the talented Welshman.
“Big squads give you competition for places. I don’t think it causes disharmony in the squad. Top teams have two players of the same ability in every position,” he said.
“If you look at Man City, Chelsea and Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal they have that depth. It raises the level of competitiveness within the squad.”
But AVB was also quick to point out his newly assembled squad would need time to bed in and become accustomed to life in the Premier League.
“Top teams apart from Liverpool and Chelsea have dropped points so this, as predicted, is obviously this is going to be a very tight Premier League. We could have gone top which would have been excellent for our motivation but we are just there with the top teams.
“At the moment there’s no big difference between us. It’s just the beginning of a very long journey. It’s obviously going to take time. The individual quality is there but the team is still going to be put together but there is a great belief in what we are creating.”
Spurs are currently sat in sixth place in the Premier League table having notched up two victories from their opening three games this season.