Tottenham supporters gave a mixed reaction to Andre Villas-Boas’ comments in the wake of Sunday’s clash with Hull when he claimed that it was effectively an away game for the club. Some were angry while others conceded that he had a point but whatever individual viewpoint they may have held, the collective response was the best possible.
Fans got behind the team on another difficult night against the same set of opponents and AVB acknowledged their contribution after the tie.
“It was a great, entertaining game and the supporters were absolutely fantastic,” Andre said.
“To see their response after we suffered a setback was very pleasant, they can make that difference for us. It was a great atmosphere and it was great for the team to feel that empathy with the supporters.”
Villas-Boas’ accusations were nothing new but it’s the first time we’ve heard a manager come out and say it. The fans responded well but is this a turning point in terms of the ongoing atmosphere at White Hart Lane?