Tottenham’s proud defensive record crumbled in a mad second half at White Hart Lane yesterday as West Ham came away with their first win here in 14 years. The scoreline was a pretty embarrassing one and after the game, Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas pointed to the second goal as a pivotal moment.
“That was probably the key to the game,” AVB said.
“We looked to go to two strikers to have a go, but that’s when 2-0 happened and made it very difficult for us to come back into the game.”
Andre has called for an immediate response to the defeat when the team regroups in two weeks’ time while he tried to put the result into some perspective.
It’s a wake up call that we have to react to, we have to bounce back and I trust the team to do that,” he added.
“I think we can’t undermine what we have been doing up to now.
“Obviously it’s a defeat. Had we won this game we would have been just one point behind.
“It’s something we don’t like, but we have to put into perspective of what we’ve done before.”
For the second time this season we have to wait until an international break has passed before we can put things right and next up it’s Aston Villa away on Sunday 20th October.