Villas-Boas rules out January spending

Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham HotspurTottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has played down the importance of the January transfer window, insisting that he’s happy with his squad.

Spurs have been heavily linked with attacking talents such as Joao Moutinho, Loic Remy and Willian in recent months, with AVB thought to be keen to invest to boost the club’s Premier League chances.

However, the Portuguese coach insists that he is happy with the players at his disposal, and believes that there is no real need to bring in fresh faces in the New Year:

“I don’t think we need to do anything,” said Villas-Boas who was missing Clint Dempsey due to a groin injury.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.

“We have Clint out. He is a massive player for us. He has had a big impact. He scored 17 goals last season so we have to count on him.

“He plays striker, plays wings and plays through the middle so he gives us that option.

The Londoners were held at home to Stoke on Saturday, and despite the result, Villas-Boas was happy with his team’s performance:

“Stoke have one of the best defences in Europe and they are very well organised. They don’t make it easy for anyone,” he said.

“We gave them a run for their money and our players tried very hard.

“Sometimes you try everything and the ball doesn’t go in the back of the net. We had a go and I’m very pleased with the players.”