Roberto Soldado believes that Andre Villas-Boas’ failure at Spurs earlier this season was due to the club’s lavish spending spree following Gareth Bale’s departure to Real Madrid for a world record fee of 86m. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy opted to plough all the money from Bale’s Madrid transfer back into the squad, which the Spaniard thinks affected the team.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Soldado was the second most expensive of those transfers (26m) while Erik Lamela’s 30m move from Roma was the club’s record outlay. Christian Eriksen, Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho also joined the Londoners. And Soldado thinks trying to fit all the players into the team proved beyond Villas-Boas – resulting in Levy firing the former Chelsea boss and appointing current manager Tim Sherwood. It was’t an easy start. The team had many additions. There were eight new players comparing with last season’s squad and Villas-Boas suffered that adaptation, Soldado told Spanish radio station OndaCero. He did what he could but the team didn’t get the results we needed.

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