Andre Villas-Boas – a man supposedly under fire from his players, if you believe anything written in some of our daily newspapers – oversaw our historic win over Manchester United on Saturday and gave credit to his players once again.
The victory was secured with goals from Jan Vertonghen, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey and while Shinji Kagawa’s goal ensured a nervous half an hour or so plus not enough Fergie time (how did he keep a straight face when he complained about that?) we held on for a memorable victory.
“We were outstanding in the first and second half, but in different ways,” AVB says on the club’s official website.
“The first in our offensive football and attack-minded work, in the second in how defensively disciplined and concentrated we were to get the result we wanted.”
Andre was then asked what impressed him the most,
“There are so many things. Both centre-halves, both full-backs were so disciplined, tremendous commitment from everyone in the first and second half, desire to play in the first half, desire to defend in the second half,” he added.
“There were some great, great performances from players who are an inspiration to everyone.”
The win was our third in a row and takes us to fifth in the table. Next up in the league is Villa at home on Sunday prior to the international break.