Andre Villas-Boas claimed his feelings were not relevant after Tottenham Hotspur conceded six goals against Manchester City on Sunday, the
Spurs were behind after only 14 seconds when a miscued clearance from Hugo Lloris fell kindly for City, who punished the error by taking an early lead. More goals flowed at regular intervals and Villas-Boas said the club should feel humiliated by the result. “Every attack was a goalscoring opportunity for City,” he said.
“We weren’t at our best and we have to be ashamed of ourselves and react to a defeat like this,” Villas-Boas continued. “It is difficult to explain. Everything went wrong for us, from being one of the best defences in the country to conceding six goals in one game. It is very hard to find an explanation.
“My emotions are not very important. I don’t need to point out individuals, but to lose 6-0 is extremely embarrassing for anyone involved,” the Portuguese added. “It is the worst defeat for all of us involved at Tottenham because we have high expectations and losing 6-0 to a rival tends to stick more.”
The result leaves Tottenham in ninth place, eight points shy of league leaders Arsenal and with a goal difference of minus three, the worst of any team in the top half. City, by contrast, are fourth, six points adrift of the Gunners but with the best goal difference of the entire division.
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