Tottenham Hotspur seem to be getting better and better under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The Portuguese boss, brought in last summer to replace Harry Redknapp, was the cause of some hesitancy from Spurs fans because his previous stint as Chelsea manager ended on such bad terms.

However, after a shaky start, Villas-Boas has created a Tottenham side full of poise, pace and power, who are looking more and more like they can bring a European trophy to White Hart Lane for the first time since the 1984 UEFA Cup success. 

Last night's 3-0 victory over Italian giants Inter Milan showcased all of the credentials that Spurs have. The defensive strength of Jan Vertonghen, the composure of Mousa Dembele, the pace and power of Gareth Bale and the predatory instincts of Jermain Defoe. 

Although there was no goal for Defoe, his eye for the net led to the second goal. He turned well before firing a shot that the Inter keeper Samir Handanovic could only parry to Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Admittedly, this is not the same Inter Milan side that Spurs beat at White Hart Lane in 2010, when they had players of the calibre of Wesley Sneijder, Samuel Eto'o and Diego Milito, but they are still a top four Italian side. 

It is not only in Europe where Spurs have been impressing under Villas-Boas. In the Premier League they sit an impressive third having secured some fantastic results such as their historic win at Old Trafford, their first in the Premier League era.

To add to this, they are on their longest ever unbeaten Premier League run of 12 games, with no sign that it will end any time soon. If they can maintain their form while continuing in the Europa League, then it could end up being a truly superb debut season for Villas-Boas.

If they can keep players such as Gareth Bale in red hot form - he now has scored 10 goals in his last 8 games - then it is entirely plausible to suggest that it could be Spurs lifting the Europa League trophy in Amsterdam on the 15th May.


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