There is only one objective for Andre Villas-Boas this weekend. Win! The Spurs boss has courted some unfair criticism in recent weeks after seeing his new side take only two points from their first three games in the midst of a flustering period of evolution at White Hart Lane. But with new signings Moussa Dembele, Clint Dempsey, Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor still to come in the opportunity for Villas-Boas to find a settled starting XI begins now. There is no doubt the North London club have talent in abundance and the Portuguese coach will be hoping his new recruits can quickly gel with the already established players in the squad as he looks to get his maiden campaign up and running. Spurs haven’t necessarily played badly but removing that monkey from their backs is the first step on the road to achieving their goals this term.
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“We have had a conversation with Hugo. We are extremely happy that he is part of this squad. We have no doubts about his talent and his future in the club, but against Reading we have made the decision to continue with Brad. At the moment we feel that Brad is looking consistent and deserves (to play) bearing in mind his last performance against Norwich, and against West Brom, which was extremely positive. Hugo just has to be patient and of course he will be patient. He knows that he competes for the first team. He told me: ‘I’m here to compete and I’m here to prove that I’m the best’.” Andre Villas-Boas insists new goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is happy at Tottenham