One of the criticisms of Spurs, particularly earlier in the season was directed at our inability to hold on to a lead. With the side sitting back and trying to absorb pressure, Tottenham’s defence conceded many, costly late goals and this issue came to a head in December when 1-0 at Everton turned into 1-2 in the dying minutes.
On Thursday night in Lyon, a 0-0 scoreline will see us progress in the Europa League but William Gallas has urged his team mates to be positive and to go out and play their own game.
“We have to play our game and we can score at any time,” said William on the club’s official website.
“We don’t have to try to come back to London with a 0-0 scoreline, because if they score and we then fail to score, we’ll be out.
“If we put them under pressure straight away they will be wary because if they concede a goal, they will be in trouble. We have to play our game, the way we play all the time and then I think then we can qualify.”
After taking his place in the first leg, Gallas could start in the heart of defence once again but the key to this game could lie in Tottenham’s attack where a positive approach should settle the tie in our favour.