Villas-Boas content after win

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was delighted to see his side stand firm in the closing stages as they wrapped up a 1-0 victory over Swansea at White Hart Lane.

Last Updated: 17/12/12 at 07:12 Post Comment

Andre Villas-Boas: Boss a content man after Tottenham win

Andre Villas-Boas: Boss a content man after Tottenham win

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Spurs have made a habit of conceding late goals this season - including two in last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Everton - but they were able to keep a clean sheet after Jan Vertonghen had put them ahead in the 75th minute.

Villas-Boas said: "It was a good, good win and I think we deserved to win today. We did everything right today. We had so many chances, so many opportunities to put the game to bed even earlier.

"We concentrated, we were responsible and it would have been very unfair if we had not won today.

"Swansea made it very difficult. Not only are they strong in attack, but their defence is very organised. It was difficult to break them down and we had to be patient.

"We were doing everything right in the first half and in the second half. It was a tremendous effort from the boys and I think they got the reward for their patience.

"You just have to be persistent. We kept the ball well, moved the ball well and fortunately enough through a set-play we managed to get the goal.

"You saw the players acknowledge the fact that we have been suffering and showing great commitment to finish the game.

"Obviously the season is long and we will continue to suffer goals in the last minute, that is the nature of the game. But we acknowledge the mistakes we made at Everton and today we did it well."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Nemanja Matic says Chelsea happy to maintain their five-point Premier League lead

Midfielder Nemanja Matic was happy to take a point after Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

Roberto Martinez delighted with 'immense' Everton's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace

Roberto Martinez believes his side can now reach their true potential after ending their winless run at Crystal Palace.

Premier League: Chelsea maintain five-point lead after 1-1 draw with Manchester City

Chelsea remain five points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with second-placed Manchester City.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company