Villas-Boas asks for goals from Sigurdsson

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has stated that new signing Gylfi Sigurdsson will score important goals for the club in 2012-13.

The Icelandic midfielder joined the White Hart Lane side after an impressive loan spell at Swansea last term, and got off the mark in the side’s first pre-season friendly, a 2-0 win over Stevenage.

The Scandinavian is thought to be one of the players that will be responsible for picking up the burden of Luka Modric’s potential departure, and the Portuguese trainer has confessed that he wants Sigurdsson to contribute with goals next term.

“Gylfi has tremendous goalscoring attributes,” Villas-Boas told The Sun.

“We have seen him open his account with a great goal, which is important for him. He has a real eye in front of goal. That’s vital in a player.

“I’m sure there’s more to come during the season,” he predicted.

Sigurdsson meanwhile has stated that he wants to score as often as possible but that hitting the back of the net is not all he has to offer.

“Scoring goals does give you confidence, but there’s more to my game than that,” he confirmed.

By Gareth McKnight