Villas-Boas challenges Spurs to continue run

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Andre Villas-Boas, hopes that his team’s recent form will act as a catalyst for the rest of the campaign.

Spurs famously put Manchester United to the sword on Saturday at Old Trafford, claiming an historic 3-2 victory, and now have a chance to build on such a spectacular result with successive home games against Aston Villa and Chelsea.

Those assessing the latest Sport Betting Picks note how the Portuguese had been under some serious pressure early into his reign after disappointing draws with West Brom and Norwich City at White Hart Lane, but he has since led his team to three pivotal wins in a row to lift his side to within touching distance of the top four.

The pick of those results was undoubtedly against United, but the 34-year-old says that he doesn’t expect his team to rest of their laurels:

“It doesn’t stop here,” he said.

“The emotions we were living are very inspiring and results are also good to build confidence.

“That confidence is good for us as we approach our next couple of games.

“We have two games at home now, and we have to improve our home form to make sure that this becomes a sequence for us.”

The challenge now for Spurs is to show a ruthless streak that has sometimes been lacking and continue to build on the momentum that is gathering pace.

It was a remarkable achievement by Villas-Boas to mastermind the Lilywhites first win at Old Trafford since 1989 especially when you take into account the sheer quantity of managers that have failed to accomplish the feat, but he must now inspire his players to push on.

Anyone studying EPL Picks for this season will recall that many Tottenham teams of old would take their eye of the ball in the next game after a fantastic victory, but this team seems to have gained a new lease of life and belief following the last international break and if they apply themselves correctly; they should be too strong for Aston Villa.

In reality, if Spurs have serious ambitions to break into the top four and claim one those lucrative Champions League spots these are the games that they have to be winning.

Villas-Boas has inherited a supremely talented squad of players, making sensible acquisitions with the likes of Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey replacing Luka Modric and Rafael Van Der Vaart, and they have a real chance to make a lasting impression on the league this year.

In things can click as they have been of late, and the players continue to buy into what Villas-Boas is trying to achieve at White Hart Lane, it could be a very good year to be a Spurs fan after all.