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Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has played down the club’s title credentials by claiming that the squad probably aren’t strong enough to challenge for the top honour just yet, the Express reports.
The White Heart Lane outfit were one of the biggest participants during the transfer window this summer, splashing out £109m on seven new players in the wake of Gareth Bale’s world-record £85m move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Plenty of big names the likes of Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen have been brought in to the team, giving Spurs a squad that looks as strong as any other in English football at the moment, leading many to count them among the serious contenders for this season’s Premier League trophy.
Losing 1-0 in the north London derby two weeks ago to Arsenal, they have been tipped to bounce back strongly against Norwich in their next encounter, however, AVB has suggested that is is perhaps a little premature to start talking about titles.
“The circumstances are difficult,” he told Sky Sports News.
“The investment that we have made raises expectations in people but what we have to do is create a team that bonds together.
“That takes time and we see that our opponents are one step ahead as they have players who have been together for many years; that is an advantage that we don’t have.
“I think we have invested a lot in young players that have real potential. Obviously we will have to work with them to make sure they develop into the world stars that we think they can become.
“All of them have great ambition to succeed and win titles which is one of the criteria that we wanted. Now it is about creating a team that bonds together and assumes the responsibility of winning those titles.”