Tottenham have great goal-scoring ability, insists Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas admits he is worried about his side's lack of goals this season

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Andre Villas-Boas took charge of Tottenham last summer Photo: Tottenham Hotspur

Andre Villas-Boas admits he is worried about Tottenham Hotspur’s current lack of goals.

Spurs, who were on the wrong end of 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City on Sunday, have managed a meagre nine goals in 12 Premier League games this season – only relegation-threatened Crystal Palace and Sunderland have scored less.

Villas-Boas spent over £100m on new signings this summer, including Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela, and the Spurs boss is convinced that his side have “great” goal-scoring ability despite their current woes.

“The only thing that we can hold on at the moment is the reality that we don’t score enough and we are worried about it,” said Villas-Boas.

“We have to promote situations where we can do better with our chances. Obviously this is something we are working on and going to continue working on in the future.

“It doesn’t mean that problems like this can be solved because sometimes you go through periods, although you try and you create so many chances, you don’t actually score.

“We have great scoring ability in our team; we are the team that creates the most chances in the Premier League, so the chances are there but we are not finishing them off.

“We don’t put into doubt the quality of our strikers but we haven’t found the finishing touch yet. The only thing that we can do is continue to work.”

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