Andre Villas-Boas: 'Tottenham Hotspur need to gel'

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas gestures on the touchline during a friendly match against Espanyol on August 10, 2013
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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas claims that the current squad needs to gel if they are to be successful.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that the current squad needs to gel if they are to challenge for trophies.

Spurs spent £109m on seven new players over the summer, while Gareth Bale left for Real Madrid in a world-record £85m deal.

"The investment that we have made raises expectations in people but what we have to do it create a team that bonds together," Villas-Boas is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News.

"That takes time and we see that our opponents are one step ahead as they have players who have been together for many years; that is an advantage that we don't have.

"Now it is about creating a team that bonds together and assumes the responsibility of winning those titles. This is what we have now and hopefully we can get a good response."

Tottenham return to Premier League action on Saturday when they welcome Norwich City to White Hart Lane.

Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas prior to kick off against Crystal Palace on August 18, 2013
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