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Saturday, August 18, 2012
Transfer news: Tottenham have struggled to bring in the players they want
Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that he has struggled with bringing the players he wants to the club.
Spurs look set to lose Luka Modric but recent weeks of inactivity in the market have left fans frustrated.
“At this moment it is in the chairman’s hands and obviously he is not here to explain the contents of the deal. We are looking to conclude the deal if it is in the interests of Tottenham,” Villas-Boas said.
“But the money we need to invest is not dependent on Luca’s transfer. For different reasons it has not been possible to conclude the deals we have tried to do, so we continue to look for it to be done in the coming week.”
The Portuguese head coach found defeat hard to take but was pleased with the performance.
“I think our first half was really good with the amount of chances we created, and in the second half we had the same consistency but Demba Ba made the most of that split second with an excellent goal,” he added.
“We came back into it playing good, attacking football and we got the momentum back at 1-1 and it’s a shame we couldn’t keep it. It is obviously hard to take but the manner of the performance eases our pain a little bit.”