Andre Villas-Boas believes his side deserved their win over Swansea City, with a Jan Vertonghen goal enough to take Tottenham Hotspur back to fourth place in the Premier League, Sky
Vertonghen struck in the 75th minute with the only goal of the game, delivering three points that, by virtue of Everton’s draw with Stoke City on Saturday, took the White Hart Lane side back into the Champions League qualification places. The result was also only Tottenham’s third league clean sheet of the season, with Spurs recording blanks against Fulham and Aston Villa.
After a week earlier losing a one-goal lead in the final minutes against Everton, Villas-Boas admitted he was particularly happy with his side’s concentration, but also praised Spurs’ ability to create chances in what the Head Coach felt was a well-earned victory.
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. 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.”
The victory means Tottenham have a two-point cushion from fifth-placed Everton, who are level on points with West Bromwich Albion after the Baggies drew against West Ham. Arsenal could join West Brom and Everton on 27 points if they beat Reading on Monday evening.
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