Kaboul praise for Villas-Boas

Tottenham defender Younes Kaboul believes Andre Villas-Boas was
just what the club needed in order to improve.

Villas-Boas replaced Harry Redknapp last summer and the switch
was questioned by some after the Portuguese coach had endured a
difficult time at Wednesday’s opponents Chelsea.

But ahead of that crunch clash in the battle for Champions
League qualification, Kaboul has stressed the importance of the
tactical changes implemented by Villas-Boas this season.

“He has been a big change for the club,” the France
international told the Daily Express.

“We never used to work with a lot of tactics before. This is
something Andre has brought to the club – a lot of tactics and also
a lot of discipline. That is something we needed years before.

“It was not easy for Andre to come in because we had a good
season last year. But we didn’t qualify for the Champions League
and that was our main target.

“He came with some very good ideas in July and is working to win
football matches – simple as that.

“His main thing is to have discipline in the game and have
everybody doing their job. From that, we can win matches.

“We have to work a lot tactically during the week and that is
what we have been doing since July.

“We know what we need to do. He brings something different to
us, makes us concentrate more. He likes to be even more
focused.

“He gives us the best chance to succeed with his training and
his talking and he is very close to us. We exchange a lot with him,
which is very important for the team.”