Tottenham boss AVB wants Man Utd to defeat Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas believes Manchester United will go out guns blazing against Chelsea on Sunday, although they grabbed the Premier League title weeks ago. However, the inside story is Andre Villas-Boas wants Manchester United to do Tottenham Hotspur a favor by defeating Chelsea so that his side can contend for a Champions League spot once again.
The former Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas has his fingers crossed for Manchester United’s victory at Old Trafford this weekend. The newly crowned Premier League champions will welcome the Europa League finalist at home, which means Manchester United will certainly have the edge over their Blue opposition.
“Players who win titles have a great winning mentality and want to win every single game, so I expect Chelsea to have a very, very difficult game and Manchester United to be at the top of theirs,” Andre Villas-Boas said.
“Sir Alex (Ferguson) is an extremely competitive manager so I have no doubts about what he does. We saw an example of that against Arsenal (last weekend) and I don't think Man United will be doing anything differently against Chelsea, particularly after being knocked out of the FA Cup by them.
“This situation happened for me when I was at Porto. We won the league five weeks before the end of the season and we set our targets on securing more records and ended up achieving that.”
Andre Villas-Boas is having sleepless nights over the draw between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, which is scheduled for Wednesday. The event would be the first time Andre Villas-Boas returns to Chelsea since being sacked as their manager. The Portuguese boss claims his mind hasn’t been troubled by the thought of returning to Chelsea, although he understands that this game would decide whether Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League qualification.
“I have not thought too much about going back to Chelsea for the first time,” Andre Villas-Boas said. “My focus is on Southampton this Saturday and then we can start to think about the Stamford Bridge game. It will only be significant if we win this weekend.
“When I go back next Wednesday, I will need to make sure I turn right instead of left when I walk through the doors, but that is all I will think about. I can detach myself from the emotion that goes with it.”