William Gallas: Tottenham shouldn’t panic despite tough start under AVB

Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas has urged Spurs not to panic despite their poor start to the Premier League season

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Andre Villas-Boas took charge of Tottenham this summer Photo: The Sport Review

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William Gallas has urged Tottenham Hotspur not to panic despite a difficult start to the Premier League season.

Spurs are yet to win a league game under Harry Redknapp’s successor Andre Villas-Boas after losing to Newcastle United in the opening fixture, followed by successive draws against West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

Tottenham make the trip to Reading on Sunday in search of three points, and Gallas warned his team-mates not to underestimate the newly-promoted side.

“We have only two points, but we don’t have to be too much afraid because it’s the beginning of the season, we have a new manager and a new style,” Gallas told Tottenham’s website.

“We have to be very focused on what we have to do and we have to be focused for 90 minutes or maybe more.

“All the players want to win, the fans want to see their team win so on Sunday we will try to get the three points.

“We have to be very strong against that team because they are good, they are strong and they are playing well.”

Meanwhile, Villas-Boas is confident Tottenham’s deadline day signing Clint Dempsey can help improve the club’s goal scoring record.

“Dempsey can play all different kinds of position,” Villas-Boas said.

“He can play behind the striker, as the main striker or in the channels.

“He is a player who scored 17 last season, 12 the season before.

“He is a massive goalscorer and another good coup in the market on the final day of the window for us.”

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