It was the outcome that most of us had expected – a win for Spurs that wasn’t quite enough as Arsenal went on to claim the points at Newcastle. The sane supporters among us know that’s it been a positive first season for Andre Villas-Boas but it’s still hard not to feel flat this morning.
As for AVB himself, the head coach was in positive mood as he praised a squad that took us to a record points haul of 72 in the Premier League.
“The players have been absolutely immense in how willing they were to achieve our objective,” said Andre.
72 points would have taken us to the Champions League in the previous 13 seasons but Andre felt this was a reflection of the Premiership’s current strength.
“With this amount of points, what can you learn is that the level has gone up, and it will go up again next season because you expect Liverpool to be in the mix too,” he added.
“We have to continue to raise the bar.
Positive results against the top four sides have also been a highlight of this campaign and that should lead to an improvement in 2013-14.
“We’ve given a good run to Arsenal and Chelsea, teams who play for the title. We’re not very far away from them, so let’s take this lesson into the future and make it better next time,” AVB concluded.