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Villas-Boas: We must move on from Bale

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Andre Villas-Boas says that with the Gareth Bale transfer saga and international break behind them, Tottenham need to focus on getting back to winning ways.

AVB was speaking to talkSPORT at a charity event and said that the loss to Arsenal hasn't changed the fact that the game against Norwich City at White Hart Lane on Saturday is a 'must win'.

"After the defeat at Arsenal, we want to be back alongside the top teams. Most of them have lost points though, apart from Liverpool, but we want to be in the mix, so it (Norwich) is a game we have to win," said the Portuguese manager.

"There is a long way to go and the objective is to get the most amount of points possible [against Norwich], we have to win just the same, so that is where our focus will be."

Like many of the top clubs, Spurs have seen a large part of their squad depart to all corners of the globe on international duty this past week.

Summer signings, Erik Lamela and Paulinho are not expected to report back until Thursday due to their flights to South America.

Lamela travelled with Argentina as they sealed their place at next year's World Cup, while Paulinho was with the Brazil squad in Boston for the 3-1 friendly win over Portugal.

Villas-Boas wasn't too worried about his players though saying that most of them should arrive okay having not received any reports of injury.

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