Tottenham latest: Chelsea boss backs AVB, ex-manager on team's 'magic'

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Some of the stories related to Tottenham Hotspur on this Tuesday evening.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has backed Andre Villas Boas to turn things around at Tottenham after this weekend’s humiliating 6-0 defeat to Manchester City left them ninth in the Premier League table.

Mourinho still thinks that Spurs are genuine rivals for the title, and is quoted in the Evening Standard, saying: ‘It’s better to lose a game 6-0 than lose six matches 1-0. It’s better. It hurts more, but it’s better.

‘This Premier League shows week after week [things can change]. I don’t remember a week where all six contenders have won their game on the same weekend.’

Villas-Boas predecessor, Harry Redknapp has told TalkSport that he thinks Spurs look like a bunch of strangers and are missing the magic of Gareth Bale – who departed the club for Real Madrid in the summer for a world record transfer fee.

Redknapp said: ‘They have got lots of attacking players. They have almost become overloaded with the same type of player.

‘In the past, when they had Gareth Bale, he was such a fantastic talent that he would pull them out of trouble.

‘There were lots of games where they were two minutes to go and suddenly a bit of magic from Gareth Bale and three points were in the bag. Well, they have lost their magic.’

Despite saying that, former Director of Football Damien Comolli claimed that Redknapp tried to get rid of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. Comolli also defended his record at the club pointing a players still at the club and those who have moved on to have a degree of success

Comolii told the Evening Standard: ‘After I went they even had a discussion with Juventus to sell Modric, because they didn’t believe in him. And he [Redknapp] even tried to get rid of Bale.’

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