Last Updated: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 11:37
Andre Villas-Boas believes that the acquisition of midfielder Lewis Holtby could help Spurs cross the line for a Champions League spot.
The Germany Under-21 captain joined the north London side in January for £1.25million after the deal which was already put in place for the summer was moved forward.
The Portuguese coach has already noticed his impact in the side after only making two substitute appearances, and he could be in line for his first start at White Hart Lane against Newcastle.
Villas-Boas' side have the opportunity to climb above Chelsea into third if they take all three points against the Magpies, with the European Champions not in action until later in the day.
"He's made an immediate impact in the team in both games," Villas-Boas said
"Lewis offers further options playing from the channels coming in.
"At the moment he's playing fantastically well. Hopefully we will continue to see him progress.
"We want to build a gap over the teams that are chasing us and bridge the gap to those at the top,"
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