Pressure, what pressure? Andre Villas-Boas certainly isn’t feeling the heat any more after guiding Spurs to three wins in their last four games. The Portuguese tactician is really starting to grow into his role at White Hart Lane and the players look to be responding to the methods that irked the established order down the road in West London and ultimately cost him his job. That being said there is still a lot of work to do, as evidenced by the cheap goal they gave away at QPR last week, and it will be interesting to see how Villas-Boas handles a significant downturn in form as the club battles to muscle their way in to the Premier League top-four party. Whether he can maintain that challenge and manage an exhaustive European schedule remains to be seen but there is genuine cause to be optimistic for supporters.
This week on FFC can Gareth Bale transform himself to suit Spurs’ new tactical framework and which Spanish midfield star are they hoping to sign in January for a cut-price fee?
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“That is the way I like my teams to play. We obviously know that it is extremely difficult there, but that doesn’t mean that you might not be given a chance when you play that (attacking) way. In the end it’s about taking your opportunities. Had (Chelsea) scored then maybe the result would have been different, so to try to get a result against United will be excellent for us.”AVB says he wants his Spurs team to continue ‘attacking’.