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Villas-Boas hails 'lucky' win

Tottenham boss Andre-Villas Boas conceded his side were lucky to come away with the three points following the 2-1 defeat of Liverpool.

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Andre Villas-Boas: Tottenham manager was relieved to cling on for victory

Andre Villas-Boas: Tottenham manager was relieved to cling on for victory

Spurs raced into a 2-0 lead in the first half but were overrun after the interval and were clinging on at the end.

"A draw would have maybe been fairer, I have to agree with that," Villas-Boas admitted. "But sometimes it's important to get three points like this by fighting.

"The 2-0 advantage gave us a bit of extra confidence and we made a couple of mistakes because of that extra confidence."

Villas-Boas was clearly unhappy with the timing of the fixture, adding: "All the teams are very tired and we are on a continuous run from the Europa League and two Premier League fixtures where we've used most of the same team.

"Most of the other teams haven't done so, they are fresher than us.

"This is an important result given this is a midweek fixture when most of the teams have dropped points and we have gained some."

Gareth Bale made one goal and scored the other for Spurs and Villas-Boas admitted some of the big clubs would be chasing him, adding: "Tottenham want to keep him here as long as we can but we understand players like this have propositions, have market which is the nature of the game."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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