Sunday’s 3-1 win over Manchester City certainly keeps our Champions League hopes alive and our destiny still lies in our own hands after that victory. We may be lying in fifth but Arsenal are just two points ahead having played a game more while Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool gives us hope of catching the West London club too.

After the match, head coach Andre Villas-Boas praised the team for the way they turned the game on its head with those three second half goals inside seven minutes.

“I must praise the team for their fighting spirit and it was great to see them turn it around in the second half because the first half was not to our level,” Villas-Boas said to Sky Sports.

“We improved dramatically and the players were fantastic to get this result.

“It comes down to the character of the players. All three that came on showed that desire and ambition to help the team, and in the end we were able to punish them.”

Andre still firmly believes that the race for the top four will go down to the wire.

“It was important for us to win today. Arsenal play Manchester United next week and that is an important fixture,” he added.

“We have to continue getting as many points as possible and see if the decisive fixture is that game against Chelsea.”

Before that Arsenal v United game, Spurs have to travel to Wigan and it won’t be a formality against a side battling for their Premiership lives. For now however, it’s just a great win and a very welcome three points.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I jumped for joy. Pressure is squarely on Chelsea now. Arsenal are not out of sight, but lets now lose focus. Priority is not to overtake Arsenal, priority is to BEAT Chelsea at the bridge. That is our way into CL regardless of what Arsenal do, so we need to not rue them winning ugly, we just need to take care of business, and then beat Chelsea and were top 4 and we build on.

  2. Who knew that Gareth Bale could play winger? And boy is that American piece of garbage Dempsey terrible!!! He’s only made that dummy run to help set up the equalizer v. Everton, scored two against Basel, and equalized against Man City. Ship him!

  3. Our squad players are stepping up. Who would have thought we , the spurs would have impact from the bench at a crucial time of the season.
    It’s getting hard to pick our first team and formation which is a brilliant complaint. We’ve never had a plan b and AVB is the man. That’s the very reason he was employed in the first place. If we can score some goals though JD, bale, Dempsey etc then you gotta say that we have a really good chance of the top 4.
    I thought we were utterly shite yesterday until those scenes unfolded yesterday which were some of the best you will ever see at the lane.

  4. We shall see how big AVB balls are next week at wigan Parker is finished and adebayor should be dropped next week come on avb show us what your made off the team looked more balanced when the changes were made.
    The old saying dont change a winning team

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