Tottenham ground out a 2-0 win at FC Sheriff in Moldova on Thursday evening to all but book ourselves a place in the qualification for the knockout stages of the Europa League.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas spoke to the press after the final whistle and admitted that the match was not as comfortable as he thought it would be.
AVB told the press conference: “It was as not easy I think. We desire to take a lead. Every counterattack was dangerous. But we also has a couple of chances where we breaked behind that couldn’t give us 2-0 comfortable a bit earlier, particularly …1 to 1 against goalkeeper. But in general we did enough. Get the 9 points from this game which was the objective and got qualification for the next game.
“They had some great opportunities in the counterattack, we have to recognise that they are excellent. The game … 1 to 1 after we scored they had many chances also to level he score. They look good on the counterattack, they had some great moments and we have to recognise the the Tunia is important for us to kill the game.”
FC Sheriff coach, Vyacheslav Rusnak reflected: “To be honest, its sad for us. We wanted to get a a draw, minimum. We prepared well and we were ready for the Tottenham team, we knew about each player. We saw our chance. Unfortunately, we didn’t score. I think that a draw would have been a good result.”
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