AVB’s post-match reaction vs QPR

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Andre Villas-Boas admitted that he was left frustrated after Tottenham were held to a goalless draw against Queens Park Rangers.

Spurs should have gone ahead after five minutes when Jermain Defoe’s fizzing shot rattled against Julio Cesar’s post and Emmanuel Adebayor should have done better with the rebound which Cesar saved well from.

It is the first time that we have failed to score a goal away from home under AVB.

Villas-Boas told Sky Sports: “We’re a bit disappointed, but we’ll take a point away from home and I think it’s the first time we haven’t scored for quite some time.

“The boys did well. We came out strong at the beginning and strong in the second half, we just couldn’t keep the momentum.

“Maybe we didn’t create as much as normal but we still take the point against a team that’s just won away from home (at Chelsea) and is full of confidence.

“Julio made some great, great saves, and in the end they are decisive because if you score one it unlocks QPR.

“They’re well organised, they defend well and can hit you on the counter, so to get that first goal was important for us. It’s a pity we couldn’t take those chances.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. If we had a top class forward chances are we would have won the match – it's over 4 years since Berbatov was sold and still he hasn't been replaced with a player of a similar calibre – it really puzzles me since we always seem to have money to add to our collection of midfielders.

  2. Adebayor was awful today and has been all season, we need a top striker now and a creative passing midfielder to break down teams that park the bus. Surely the funds are there with the money from modric and VDV. Dunno how Harry thinks he's gonna keep QPR up mind when he plays without a striker, there in need of 3 points not 1.

  3. I could not agree more. I have also been saying it all along. We need a new very good striker to make the difference to our scoring prowess. Our attacking line is not strong enough. Adebayor isn't good enough. He has become too slow to be an efficient striker.. His shots at goal are always much too weak. With the chance he had, a really good striker would have scored.

  4. Sorry Avb got it wrong today should never played adebyor he’s just not at it, should’ve played Dempsey from the start unless he was trying to make a point to Mr Levy. I think everyone new what Harry would do and park the bus we needed some blood and guts and you don’t get that from someone who’s thinking about pending tournament, if ever,we NEED that world class striker and creative midfielder Negredo and Belhanda for me just can’t see us affording Damio and Sneydor hasn’t had enough football even if we could afford him COYS!

  5. Just shows how good a manager and his backroom staff really is, so take nothing away from Arny as he knows his business and if he had the team he gelled together, then we be fighting to league number 1 and not 4th which Arny done twice.
    We have a puppy who only thinks about his time at Chelsea and think they were right to sack him
    Nothing wrong with our players, they just need man management

  6. Poor performance all round. Once again when faced with a "parked bus" we ran out of ideas. A few pointers.
    1. Need a new striker, hopefully Ade`s ACON jolly will prompt this
    2. Dawson good defender but needs to stop thinking he is Glen Hoddle!! stop with the long balls to the wing.
    3. Move Naughton to right back, drop Kyle Walker to the bench and play BAE at left back. This will give KW a much needed kick up the ass
    4. When Dembele is having a bad one sub him..but for who??? Levy dig deep
    5. AVB to show some honesty in front of the camera..we were poor, it was a bad result, say it and you might get some credibility…starting to sound like Wenger

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