Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas believes his team have made a full recovery from their mauling by Manchester City after they beat Sunderland.
The win at the Stadium of Light has taken us to three points off second place. Before the match Twitter went into meltdown among Tottenham fans when the team was announced, and the first half performance lacked creativity. Whatever AVB said at half time seemed to do the trick, we had a lot more purpose to our game during the second 45 minutes and looked like a different side.
A goal from Paulinho and a John O’Shea own goal, following some good work from Mousa Dembele proved to be enough to take all three points back down south – although we should have scored more.
“The players were absolutely outstanding,” said Villas-Boas on Sky Sports 1.
“They achieved a great, great win. I think the result is entirely deserved and puts us back on track near the top where we wanted to be.
“It’s a great win for Tottenham and a great fightback from the Manchester City result.”
“We’re already seven points into December from two away fixtures and Manchester United at home,” he said.
“We came back from a very, very difficult situation, not only from the scoreline (in the defeat to Manchester City) but also the league position.
“It was important for us to put ourselves back on track.”
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