Andres Villas-Boas criticises Tottenham for failing to land Chelsea-bound transfer targets

Zenit manager Andres Villas-Boas has hit out at Tottenham for their failure to sign two transfer targets when he was in charge on the Lilywhites, while sanctioning the sale of key players against his will, reports the Express.

“Immediately (Luka) Modric left and we didn’t get any of the targets I had identified, such as Joao Moutinho, Willian, Oscar or Leandro Damiao. These were promises that were not kept. I had a group of players I had not chosen. In two years I lost (Rafael) van der Vaart, Modric, (Gareth) Bale, and all the promises made were unfulfilled,” he said.

Oscar and Willian went on to become regulars in the Chelsea side, which has since irked the young manager. The 37-year-old was in charge of Tottenham between 2012 and 2013, but said he was given false promises by club owner Daniel Levy about transfer targets and players that would be allowed to leave. The club responded to his comments, suggesting they were incorrect, but Villas-Boas remains adamant that decisions were made without his knowledge, and that Tottenham let him down with specific targets.

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