Tottenham boss delighted with defensive record

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas says he is delighted with his side's defensive performances so far this season.

Spurs have the second best defensive record in the Premier League after 10 games having shipped only five goals. They've also managed to keep an impressive seven clean sheets to boot.

Their success is somewhat tempered by their travails in front of goal; despite spending £26 million on forward Roberto Soldado they've managed just nine goals, three of which came from the penalty spot.

Villas-Boas says that while he is working hard to find a solution to their goal drought, he is pleased with how his Spurs side have been playing at the back.

“The team is bonding well defensively, we've very organised and do not allow a lot of chances to be created against us,” he told Tottenham's official website. “That is very good for us.

“We also want to be a bit more deadly in situations where we can create a goal."

Tottenham's latest clean sheet came against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

A 0-0 draw there meant that although Spurs missed out on moving up to second place behind rivals Arsenal, they still moved back into the top four to remain in contention for Champions League qualification. 

“We’ve played at Cardiff, Everton, Villa, all difficult away games, and we keep getting points from these fixtures," Villas-Boas continued.

"It was a good point in the end. We could have gone second but, considering Everton's aspirations, it was important to get a point.

“It was also important for us to stay in touch with the group at the top."

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