AVB pleased with pre-season progress

by Matthew Harris on August 6, 2012

Spurs edged past Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday as the first team squad remain unbeaten in pre-season. A second half Jermain Defoe header was all that stood between the two sides at the final whistle but head coach Andre Villas-Boas was happy enough with what he saw.

“There wasn’t a lot of emotion in the game, it was quiet for both teams and not lots of chances,” AVB said.

“The second half was better for everyone. The reaction in the second half was good, the boys did well. Physically we are achieving what is normally a Premier League standard and that’s what we want.”

Villas-Boas singled out several players for individual praise at the end of the match.

“A couple of lads did extremely well. Defoe put in a strong performance, Walker came on in the second half and improved the dynamic of the game. Vertonghen as well, on his build up play,” he added.

“Generally, I’m happy with everyone. Training has been intense and this was like another training session.

Spurs now travel to Spain to take on Valencia this Thursday, ahead of the big Premiership kick off on August the 18th.

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BillyTheYid August 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

looking at our first 6 league games only newcastle away & man utd away look threatening but we must buy a striker and start with modric on day one if he is still with us. COYS!

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spurs are sinking August 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

will never ever be in the same class as arsenal’s shadows

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BillyTheYid August 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm

well to be honest who would want to go 7 years without winning a trophy.

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COYG August 7, 2012 at 3:04 am

Well.. give modric to us and we’ll give you ivan gazidis and stan kroenke to partner with daniel levy. COYG!

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BillyTheYid August 7, 2012 at 10:32 am

I would rather give usmanov a try ;) COYS!

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Brian Scott August 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I believe it was a huge mistake to rerplace Harry Redknapp with Villas-Boas.

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