After a run of twelve league matches without defeat, Spurs have now lost two in a row with Chelsea re-claiming third place and Arsenal maintaining the pressure with a 2-0 win away to Swansea. Sunday games following a midweek Europa tie have often ended with a similar outcome for the club but head coach Andre Villas-Boas refused to blame fatigue in the wake of our 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Fulham.
“We played lots of players who were not involved recently and had a couple of fresh legs on the pitch – five at least,” AVB told Sky reporters after the match.
“It was difficult and it is two defeats in a row in the Premier League and we wanted to avoid that because we were on a good run,” Andre added.
“We had a decent game, but we couldn’t create as much as we normally create at home offensively.
“So our main chances were at the beginning in the first half and late in the second half, but we couldn’t create as much as wanted to take the win.
“It was one of those defeats we have to reflect on. The desire and effort was there, but things just didn’t go our way in terms of football.”
Spurs are now four points ahead of Arsenal who have a game in hand and following the international break, our next league games takes us to the Liberty Stadium where Swansea await.