It wasn’t the result we were all looking for but Saturday’s game with Wigan was always going to be a tricky test – away from home against a side fighting for their Premiership lives. A drawn game leaves us hoping for Manchester United to do us a favour when they travel to the Emirates this afternoon and head coach Andre Villas-Boas believes that this could prove to be an important point.
“It’s always difficult when you play away from home in the Premier League and it could turn out to be a positive point,” said AVB after the game.
Andre also felt that we deserved better for our first half performance but ultimately seemed to suggest that a draw was a fair result.
“We deserved a little better for what we did in the first half, or at least not going 2-1 down at the beginning of the second half,” he added.
“We were looking confident at half-time, but credit to Wigan. I think we were affected a little bit when they scored and they are a very difficult team to break down. They close the spaces and we couldn’t get in behind them.
“The game wasn’t going our way. The boys did well in the end to get back to 2-2 and we had big chances at the end.”
The draw takes us to 62 points – level with Chelsea and one behind Arsenal with both of those sides in action later today. Meanwhile, next up for Spurs is a home tie with Southampton on Saturday the 4th of May.