Villas-Boas denies feeling the pressure before first Tottenham win

Andre Villas-Boas insists he did not feel under pressure to grab a first Tottenham Hotspur win, the BBC has reported, as the former Chelsea manager celebrates the first three points of his reign at White Hart Lane.

Two goals from Jermain Defoe and one from Gareth Bale gave Tottenham a 3-1 victory over newly-promoted Reading at the Madejski Stadium, with Royals’ substitute Hal Robson-Kanu pulling one back for the home side.

There had been speculation in the weekend’s Press that Villas-Boas was facing the sack if Tottenham did not win any of their next three games, starting with the Reading fixture, but Villas-Boas revealed he was never made to fear for his position by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

He said: “I talk to the chairman every day. I didn’t feel under any pressure at all…We managed to mix the result and the performance and come out of Reading very satisfied

Previously, Spurs had suffered a defeat and two draws in their three Premier League matches this season, losing away at Newcastle United on the opening day of the campaign and recording consecutive home 1-1 draws with West Bromwich Albion and Norwich City.

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