Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas looks ahead to Newcastle game and insists his side will be in for a tough match on Sunday.
Alan Pardew’s side managed to put their disappointing derby defeat by Sunderland behind them by beating Chelsea at St James’ Park last week and will come to the capital high on confidence.
Tottenham’s record in the league after playing in Europa League ties is: W3 D0 L2 and AVB will be looking to his goal-shy players to finally hit the ground running.
AVB told a press conference: “Now we are not picking up great results and obviously not counting the derby they played against Sunderland – always a team that wants to be in competition, those teams that qualify for Europe. Probably that is their expectancy for their investment that they do every year. They come here with a victory, the highest morale victory possible (against Chelsea), so they will come here full of motivation and it won’t be anyway easy for us.”
“We just have to make sure that we are up to our level. We weren’t for example in the game against West Ham because we were quite open and conceded lots of chances to West Ham as well. So we hope to be solid and create as much as we can at home. But I am not sure what will be their strategy. Newcastle have a great team full of gifted, technical footballers. So I think they will play the game against us.”
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