Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea yesterday briefly took us to the top of the Premiership table but surely the majority of us will feel as if it’s two points dropped. That’s not a moan and it’s a massive improvement on the 2-4 in last season’s corresponding fixture but the game was there for the taking and Jermain Defoe’s guilt edged chance would usually have resulted in the ball hitting the back of the net.
However, after the match, head coach Andre Villas-Boas pointed to an earlier incident and cited it as the pivotal point in the contest.
“I think the decisive moment in the end is Paulinho hitting the post just before half-time,” said Andre.
“If that had gone in it could have put us in a good position and we deserved that for the first half we played.
“The second half wasn’t really well played by both teams. I think Chelsea had the upper hand on the counter attack, looked strong and deserved to get the equaliser from the set-play.
Andre also conceded that the result, in the end, was just about fair.
“The result serves them better, for sure. It keeps us near the top, and that’s what we wanted. It’s not a bad result, just a pity our second half wasn’t as good as the first.
“It was a hard battle, both teams wanted to win and a fair result.”
Next up in the league is Sunday’s home game with West Ham but prior to that we face the long trip to face Anzhi for Thursday night’s Europa League clash.