Inconsistency can dog any side but one of the marks of Spurs’ campaign to date has been the extreme highs and lows. A 3-2 win at Old Trafford being the pinnacle while a 1-0 home loss to Wigan where we barely threatened plumbed our occasional depths.
Sunday’s match highlighted things again where a three game winning run was brought to an end by two Everton goals after ninety minutes. Those lows will be taken as evidence by the AVB detractors that still remain but the coach himself is expecting the side to rise to ‘another level’ over the Christmas period.
“We now have a week to prepare and that’s important for us because we haven’t stopped for a month or so. Finally, we have a breather,” AVB said.
“The players can recover and I think you will see us at another level in these next two home games. We have to make the most of it.
“The league is very tight at the moment and if we got the result we wanted at Everton, it would have put us in a very good position. It didn’t happen like that.”
Andre also believes in our ability to bounce back from our latest setback.
“Two home games before the Christmas fixtures is good for us and we have to continue our performance and bounce back,” he added.
“We’ve showed good signs of ability to bounce back from adversity and I think we’ll do it one more time.”
Consistency is elusive for most sides but Spurs will be looking for it more than most in 2013. If they can find the level that AVB hints at, the need to bounce back might not be so vital in the second half of the campaign.