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


“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.”