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Townsend calls for patience

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has called on the club's supporters to be patient and give the players a chance.

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Andros Townsend: Difficult for Spurs to break teams down

Andros Townsend: Difficult for Spurs to break teams down

Manager Andre Villas-Boas criticised Spurs fans for not getting behind their players during the 1-0 win over Hull City in the Premier League on Sunday.

Villas-Boas said both he and the players were unhappy about the 'negative' atmosphere which he thinks made it feel like Spurs were the away team at White Hart Lane.

And England winger Townsend has backed his boss by insisting it is difficult for Spurs to break down teams that are only focused on defending.

"It's difficult and sometimes it will take 70, 80 minutes to get the goal," Townsend said in the Daily Star.

"It was difficult (on Sunday) against a team that sets up with five defenders and four midfielders, all behind the ball.

"We tried to play the football, the opposition wouldn't let us with their system and tactics, but our persistence paid off and we got the win, that's all that matters."

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eah, that'll do nicely. Guess they're feeling pretty flush after the World Cup and see a few successful years ahead with our new manager. Get Vidal in asap now, and let's get things back on track.

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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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