After a 1-1 draw with Swindon earlier in the week, Tottenham drew a blank on Friday night with a 0-0 scoreline against league one side Colchester. Once again, the teams for each half were a mixture of youth and experience and after the game, head coach Andre Villas-Boas declared himself happy with the performance.
“I’m extremely happy bearing in mind the physical effort, the jump of quality from the first half to the second half – the opposite from the game against Swindon – and overall, a good performance,” Andre said.
“Our football really evolved in the second half, we created lots of chances again and in the end, generally, we have to be pleased.”
However, AVB highlighted an ongoing problem which has cropped up at a very early stage of the new campaign.
“We have to talk about the killer instinct in the box to finish the game, that’s important, but the goalkeepers have been excellent against us, so we have to give them credit as well,” he added.
Spurs now head to Hong Kong for two matches in the Barclays Asia Trophy – the first of which sees us face Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland on Wednesday.