Sport Emmanuel Adebayor has scored four goals in five games since his return to the team

The Portuguese manager gave Villas-Boas just 45 minutes of action this season having isolated him from the first-team squad

Tottenham fans in Lazio were on the end of racial abuse from areas of the home side's fans

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas supports Football Association campaign to try and rid the sport of the word 'Yid'

Spurs boss has back his club's stance over the subject although he admits it is difficult for home fans who have adopted it as their own in defence

Kyle Walker and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas admits Tottenham defender Kyle Walker has learned from his mistakes after 'hippy crack' incident

Walker was revealed to have inhaled the legal high nitrous oxide during the summer, with pictures published before England's match against Ukraine leading the Spurs boss to claim he had 'failed to set an example'

Kyle Walker and Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Kyle Walker let himself down in laughing gas incident says Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

Pictures emerged of the England full-back inhaling nitrous oxide

Emmanuel Adebayor

Emmanuel Adebayor ordered to train with the Tottenham reserves by Andre Villas-Boas

Despite being among Spurs' top earners, the striker has become a peripheral figure at White Hart Lane

Etienne Capoue of Spurs is stretchered off

Relief for Tottenham after Etienne Capoue ruled out for just four weeks

The midfielder looked to have sustained a more serious injury in the north London derby

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 25: Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas looks on before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at White Hart Lane in north London. GETTY IMAGES.

Andre Villas-Boas promises Tottenham will look to win at the Emirates against Arsenal - despite missing Gareth Bale

The Wales international has a fine record against Arsenal, but with his move to Real Madrid imminent, is not available

Andros Townsend and Ross Barkley

Andre Villas-Boas admits surprise at Andros Townsend call-up to England squad

Roy Hodgson selected the Tottenham midfielder for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Juan Mata

Transfer news: Tottenham enquire after Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata - but quickly rule out chance of move

Andre Villas-Boas concedes Chelsea would be unwilling to sell to a rival club

Transfer news: Tottenham will try to sign defender Vlad Chiriches before transfer deadline reveals Andre Villas-Boas

Andre Villas-Boas confirmed today that Tottenham Hotspur will move to sign the Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches from Steau Bucharest before the transfer deadline on Monday, after his side beat Swansea City 1-0 at White Hart Lane.

Gareth Bale: Should finally get his move to Real Madrid when they offer closer to £90m

Transfer news: Tottenham winger Gareth Bale could complete move to Real Madrid after Franco Baldini arrives in Spain to complete negotiations

Spurs' technical director has been responsible for their £60m spending spree with deals for Willian, Erik Lamela and Miralem Pjanic still to go through but Real's focus tonight is on the return of Raul

Willian would break Tottenham's transfer record for a third time
Jan Vertonghen in action for his national side Belgium

Tottenham must rediscover their killer instinct if they are to succeed, claims defender Jan Vertonghen

Cente-back featured in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace but they were lucky not to concede late on having failed to kill the game off with a second goal

Zeki Fryers is in Ande Villas-Boas's plans at Tottenham

Transfer news: Tottenham unlikely to sign new defender admits Andre Villas-Boas

Manager happy with the progress of Zeki Fryers and Kyle Naughton

Willian could be the subject of a move to either Liverpool of Tottenham

Transfer news: Tottenham could hijack Liverpool move for Anzhi forward Willian but Andre Villas-Boas confirms no bid has been made

Brazilian attacking midfielder was close to a move to Spurs in January but chose to move to Russia instead but he now appears certain to be heading to the Premier League

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway could face action after criticising referee following Crystal Palace defeat to Tottenham

Holloway appeared to suggest his side hadn't been treated fairly

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