Tottenham transfers: Andre Villas-Boas feels Spurs are stronger

Tottenham transfers: Andre Villas-Boas believes Spurs are stronger now following the club's six summer signings

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Andre Villas-Boas took charge of Tottenham last summer Photo: Back Page Images

Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham Hotspur are stronger than last season after six new signings at White Hart Lane this summer.

The Tottenham manager has signed Nacer Chadli, Étienne Capoue, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Paulinho and Roberto Soldado during the current transfer window.

Spurs winger Gareth Bale is expected to seal a world-record move to Real Madrid early next week, and despite the Welshman’s imminent departure, Villas-Boas is satisfied with the squad at his disposal.

“There was great team spirit and team bonding with the failure to reach the Champions League so fresh in our minds,” said Villas-Boas.

“And the players are very committed to achieving that goal this season.

“I gave the chairman my list and he’s been massively supportive. A lot of managers would love that. There has been great investment from the club.

“We want to be up there with the elite. The money has been put forward and reinvested back into the team.

“We knew we could probably lose one of the most influential players in Bale, so our idea was always to make the team stronger than the year before – and for that to happen some heavy investment is required.

“I think that we are on the right track. We have the quality and strength in depth to achieve it this season.

“We are stronger now than the club that played Arsenal last year. We have more individual quality. I think that we did good things in the market to make us stronger and to give us the ability to rotate.”

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