Last Updated: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 12:32
Andre Villas-Boas admits Spurs must quickly find their goalscoring touch after a stalemate in the friendly at Colchester.
Spurs' pre-season preparations continued on Friday with a disappointing 0-0 draw with the League One side and followed on from the earlier 1-1 draw against Swindon.
Villas-Boas' side have wasted plenty of chances in both games and the boss admits they need to start improving in the final third with the new Premier League campaign less than a month away.
He said: "We have to talk about the killer instinct in the box to finish the game, that's important, but the goalkeepers have been excellent against us, so we have to give them credit as well."
Spurs had hoped to lure Christian Benteke from Aston Villa in a bid to help solve their lack of goals but he has now opted to stay in the Midlands so other targets will need to be pursued.
Overall, AVB was pleased with the outing against Colchester after including first-team regulars Jan Vertonghen, Emmanuel Adebayor and Brad Friedel in his side, with the squad now set to head out to the Far East for the Asian Trophy next week.
He added: "I'm extremely happy bearing in mind the physical effort, the jump of quality from the first half to the second half - the opposite from the game against Swindon - and overall, a good performance.
"Our football really evolved in the second half, we created lots of chances again and in the end, generally, we have to be pleased."
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