Andre Villas-Boas says that Tottenham’s next match against his former club Chelsea will give them the opportunity to ‘join the elite of the Premier League.’
Despite just getting two points in the first three matches with Villas-Boas as manager, Tottenham are now gaining momentum, and moved forward again yesterday with a 2-0 victory against Aston Villa.
Spurs’ next game is against Villas Boas’ former club Chelsea, who sacked him as their boss in March after just spending eight months in charge.
However, Villas-Boas insists that his desire to win is not about settling personal grudges against Chelsea, but for the team. He says: “It’s not on an individual sense that I’m looking forward to the match, it’s on a collective level. When you play the unbeaten leaders of the league, you can use the motivation towards the game. It will give us a chance to finally break into the top four and join the elite of the Premier League. That’s what we’ve been wanting for quite some time. Chelsea are a tremendous attacking force, something that is surprising everybody. There are a lot of creative players in that team offering lots of solutions, movements. We understand this mobility behind Fernando (Torres) can cause you problems.
“It is going to be a difficult game but we are showing a good level of competence. We hope to profit from the fact that we are at home and against an unbeaten league leader.”
Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier League table.