Tottenham’s Andre Villas-Boas plays down goal-scoring woes

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas plays down his side's goal-scoring woes after netting just nine goals in 10 top-flight games

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

Andre Villas-Boas has played down Tottenham Hotspur’s goal-scoring woes despite a stalemate at Everton.

Spurs striker Roberto Soldado has only scored once from open play after moving to the north London side in a £27.5m deal from Valencia in the summer transfer window.

Tottenham have produced a mere nine goals from 10 Premier League games this season, but the 35-year-old boss believes Spurs can become more prolific if they keep producing chances.

“It’s not very dramatic,” Villas-Boas said. “We are on 28 goals this season in 16 official games – the second highest total for the club. I can’t be too worried about that.

“The chances are coming, it’s just a question of sometimes you lose your way. We are the team that creates more opportunities, more shots.”

Villas-Boas, who replaced Harry Redknapp at Spurs in June 2012, had no complaints about the draw at Goodison Park.

“I think think, in the end, it was a fair result,” he added. “The only moment Everton had a good go at us was in the last 25-30 minutes of the second half.

“We had very, very good game. We could have probably been a little bit more clinical in the first half. Had we gone ahead at that time the result could have been different. For all the emotion in the game – the chance for both teams to go second – we did extremely well.”

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