Villas-Boas accepts “heavy price” Spurs paid in defeat 6-0 defeat to Man City
Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas headed back home from Etihad Stadium thinking about redemption after a rampant Manchester City side acquired a massive 6-0 victory. Villas-Boas accepts the “heavy price” his side had to pay for their abysmal performance against Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Spurs experienced one of their worst defeats in history on Sunday night. The defeat also marked the second successive loss for Spurs. A toothless Tottenham side experienced a painful home defeat at the hands of Newcastle United before the international break. Villas-Boas’ attack is under intense pressure as of late, since Spurs haven’t been able to score a single goal in their past three Premier League games.
Satisfaction is hard to come by for Spurs fans these days. Villas-Boas has been able to bring in luck and good performances for Spurs, but all seemed lost against Manchester City. Tottenham were quite simple outclassed in every single department by Manchester City.
“It's difficult to take,” Villas-Boas said. “I thought we had a very, very good reaction to the goal suffered. That's probably the only positive of the game we have is the moment we suffered - the first 20 minutes before they scored the second goal.
“It's not a lot to look for, everything went bad for us. From being one of the best defenses in the country to suffering six goals. City were excellent, we were extremely poor and we paid a heavy price. .
“From the moment we suffer the 4-0 we weren't mentally playing the game. We have high expectations to do well and because of those expectations, to see us 4-0 down after 51 minutes, that mentally takes us very, very down.”
Manchester City continues with their run into the top four of the Premier League following their brilliant performance. The Eastlands are currently positioned fourth on the Premier League table, only two points away from second and third placed Liverpool and Chelsea. Arsenal, who are still on top of the league, are six points away from the bottom fourth team.
After experiencing a 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland, Pellegrini and his men marched on their home pitch. With six wins and 26 goals, Manchester City are still undefeated at home this season.
“It was really good and we showed once again that against the big squads we always respond at home. It's a great result, 6-0, you don't see it that often,” Samir Nasri told Sky Sports 1. “We maintained our great run at home. "All the goals were really nice, it's difficult to pick one of them. We scored six goals but we had a clean sheet as well.”