Andre Villas-Boas was incensed by a suggestion from Vlad Chiriches' representative that the defender only moved to Tottenham with a view to impressing Chelsea, insisting the club are "not a stepping stone to anybody".
– Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas
Obviously the comments are completely disproportionate and out of reality.
I have spoken to the player, told the player to speak to the agent and we have acted accordingly.
We consider ourselves a big club. We're not a stepping stone to anybody.
We don't expect Becali to retract himself because it is not part of his character, but it was completely out of proportion the comments that he made.