A quick bit of thinking by Kyle Walker helped to break the deadlock between Spurs and Everton on Sunday in a game where the visitors outplayed us in terms of possession and shots on target. The away side can complain about that all they want but as we found out on countless occasions under AVB, possession doesn’t win you a game on its own.
It wasn’t pretty but it was an important three points – a fact acknowledged by the lone goalscorer Emmanuel Adebayor.
“I’m happy, delighted, but not about the goal, about winning the game. If someone else scored, I’d still be as happy. The most important thing is winning the game, not who scores,” Ade said on the club’s official website.
“We knew it was going to be tough, we played against a good team in Everton. The key thing is to win and now we move onto the next one.”
Meanwhile, Head Coach Tim Sherwood acknowledged the debt owed to Hugo Lloris in the first half.
“It was a slow start again and Hugo kept us in the game,” Sherwood added.
“The lads all know the game plan but we didn’t apply it well enough in the first half.
Next up is Newcastle away on Wednesday before the club takes a break during FA Cup weekend.