The Blues hit Andre Villas-Boas hard – Spurs manager admits emotional distress against Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has confessed his emotions got the better of him when he went out against his former employers Chelsea last weekend. The Portuguese admits that the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur’s was an emotional ordeal for him.
The former Porto manager, Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Chelsea just nine months ago. Andre Villas-Boas aimed for vengeance against the Chelsea brass by defeating his former team, a task he came close to achieving.
Tottenham Hotspur recorded a 2-1 comeback in the second after going a goal down early in the game. However, Chelsea made a swift return into the game under manager Roberto Di Matteo, who used to be the assistant manager of Andre Villas-Boas, to record a 2-4 victory. Andre Villas-Boas’ Chelsea signing Juan Mata stole the show. Juan Mata scored a brace and an assist in the game.
“It was a game full of emotion and there were lots of chances for both teams. We became very strong in the second half and turned things around but individual brilliance and the creativeness of Chelsea unlocked the defense and settled the game,” Andre Villas-Boas said in an interview to Sky Sports.
Chelsea were winless at White Hart Lane in the last six attempts, therefore this was a big win for the Blues. The match also brought an end to the five-match domestic winning streak of Andre Villas-Boas and Co.
“We have been on a good run but now we have to bounce back. When you have players of this commitment, desire and ambition you have to bounce back from adversity. There are 30 more games ahead of us,” Andre Villas-Boas said.
Andre Villas-Boas also talked about the mistakes he made with Chelsea. The 35-year-old manager admits there were a couple of things he considers to be as mistakes during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Earlier this week, Andre Villas-Boas revealed that his refusal to kneel in front of a small group of power-hungry players Chelsea in the squad was one of the reasons for his downfall.
“I never had any problems with the Chelsea players. I have one big fault which is maybe the way I was educated at Porto, which led me to believe in principles that no single individual is bigger than the club. It is easier to say than do and if I had my time again I would go against that,” Andre Villas-Boas told The Independent.