AVB credits players’ intensity

AVB credits players’ intensity


Tottenham needed to come from a goal behind to snatch a point from Everton yesterday and we are now set to drop out of the top four with a vacant weekend coming up and Arsenal at home to Norwich City.

With Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe out injured, it clearly could have been worse and after the match, Andre Villas-Boas agreed that the important thing was not to lose.

“It was a difficult game, full of emotion, with two teams wanting to attack and we did ever so well to level in the end,” said AVB.

“The important thing when you are playing against a team who has the same objectives is not to lose, and we did that, but we wanted to win.”

Emmanuel Adebayor put us in front inside a minute before the striker’s shot hit the woodwork for Gylfi Sigurdsson to draw us level near the end. There were further chances and while Tim Howard was in superb form for the visitors, Hugo Lloris pulled off a brilliant save to deny Victor Anichebe with the whistle looming.

“We started the second half strongly and it was completely against the run of play when they made it 2-1,” Andre added.

“We transferred the same intensity that we showed in the first half and the players didn’t deserve to go behind at that stage. In the end, we did well to come back to 2-2 and salvage a point.”

Champions League qualification is now out of our hands but with so many key players missing, there was a sense of relief amongst some fans at the end.


  1. 1pt is not good enough when Chelsea and Arsenal are picking up full points. Weren’t we up by 3 and 7 points just a few weeks ago? Now were are behind Chelsea and 1pt above Arse, however they have a game in hand with Norwich visiting next. By the time we return to league action, they might be 4 up. And then we see City and at the Bridge. Games we have not shown we can win. Bale needs to return soon. I would give away Europa this week.


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