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Spurs in HK - Andre on BAT opener

Posted on 24 July 2013  - 07:11

Andre Villas-Boas knows our pre-season preparations step up a level as we face Sunderland in the Barclays Asia Trophy opener.

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We take on the Black Cats at 6pm local time, 11am UK at Hong Kong Stadium.

“It’s good for us,” said Andre. “They are a week ahead of us (in pre-season), it’s Premier League opposition and that’s a couple of steps up from the teams we’ve played so far.

“It’s a good opportunity to measure ourselves and for the players to continue their preparation.

“Training has been hard and they have been excellent. Regarding effort, you have to give them all the credit.

"We’ll give a first 90 minutes to a couple of players and hopefully we’ll get through to the final.”