Even the most optimistic of Spurs fans won’t be expecting much more than a Champions League challenge in the upcoming season. Perhaps a decent run in the Europa League and a stab at the FA Cup after reaching the semi-finals last term. Not Andre Villas-Boas. His ambitions spread further than domestic cup success and conquering Europe. Barely a fortnight since taking over the White Hart Lane hotseat from Harry Rednapp the Portuguese tactician is already talking about winning the PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE! Assembling a squad capable of triumphantly scaling the English top-flight was his primary objective in his last job and we all know how that transpired. However you have to admire AVB’s enthusiasm – albeit slightly misguided – to achieve his goals and theres the feeling he can prove a lot of his critics wrong in North London. The signings of Jan Vertonghen and Gylfi Sigurdsson and pursuit of France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris are markers of his intent to build a side capable of breaking the current Manchester monopoly at the top. It’s an exciting time to be a Spurs fan!
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“We are trying to put together a squad that makes us compete for the title. It’s a proposition I put to the players on the first day we met. We have to see, of course, whether it’s realistic or not. The fact that most of the players haven’t won it in the past can help you get the right frame of mind. From my initial reception from the players, it is possible and, hopefully, we can do it in the near future” Andre Villas-Boas wants to build a Premier League title winning squad at Spurs