AVB claims Tottenham are ready to spend big this summer
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas claims he will be given the permission to spend big in the upcoming summer transfer window irrespective of whether his side will be able to capture a Champions League berth.
For now holding on to Gareth Bale is Tottenham Hotspur’s biggest challenge. The in-form Welsh midfielder has demanded a stronger squad and Champions League action for next season. Andre Villas-Boas signed in Lewis Holtby during the winter transfer window and is hopeful of entering the Champions League next season.
Tottenham Hotspur are only two points behind London rivals Arsenal. Andre-Villas Boas and Co. won’t have to wait for Arsenal to slip since they have a game in hand, which is scheduled for Wednesday against Chelsea. With only three games remaining in the season, Tottenham Hotspur needs to defeat Chelsea in order to clear their path for a top four finish.
Andre Villas-Boas ridiculed speculation suggesting Tottenham Hotspur won’t have funds if they fail to acquire a top four spot.
“No. At the moment our future must be analyzed in only one direction,” Andre Villas-Boas said. “For us, the objective is always to improve the team and for that to happen either we have Champions League money to make it easier, or we have to invest and risk a bit more. But the objective is always to better what you did last season. We have to have one direction only.”
The Wednesday game will mark the return of Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge. The Italian manager will return to his old for the first time since being sacked.
“I'm not sure (what it will be like to go back),” Andre Villas-Boas said. “I'm not sure if enough time has passed for me to feel anything. I was just another manager that passed by.
“Obviously I spent three great years there when I was on the staff but when I was given more responsibility I wasn't given enough time. I have great friends who I don't want to undermine by what I am saying and the players gave everything for me.
“It's fine because sometimes the only option is for a manager to go and I have discussed this at length. It would be excellent if we got the three points. At the moment it means absolutely nothing; it's just another opponent in our quest to try to get the nine points that we have to play for.”