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Andre Villas-Boas hopes Tottenham come out of their stunning defeat at Everton as a better team with lessons learned.

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Andre Villas-Boas: Keen to learn lessons

Andre Villas-Boas: Keen to learn lessons

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Spurs looked to be on their way to three points at Goodison Park when they led going into injury time, but goals from Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic saw them head back to North London with nothing.

They have another tough test on Sunday when Swansea are the visitors to White Hart Lane and Villas-Boas is keen that they quickly get back to winning ways to avoid a longer hangover.

"The dressing room was extremely disappointed after Everton. To see the result shift and us to take nothing was difficult," Villas-Boas said.

"The boys came into training this week with desire and wanted to improve.

"I approach the players as individuals and I know we can bounce back. Which we have done this week.

"We take the blame for the first half and how we suffered with goals but we learn from it and we evolve as players and as a manager.

"When a defeat happens there are always things to analyse. We worked on aspects that didn't go well last week like keeping possession and our defensive shape.

"We know they have been good away from home. It won't be an easy game. They are here on their own merit. We are sitting three points off third and we look forward to the next two home games.

"We have come out of a difficult five weeks playing 10 games which has been tiring. The players have been brilliant throughout. It was important to have a breather this week and we've trained well in a free week."

On Swansea's threats, he added: "Any player arriving in the Premier League will find it difficult but Michu has been brilliant, a tremendous goal scorer. De Guzman and Hernandez have also done well and Michael Laudrup has taken Swansea to the next level."

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