Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas was delighted to see his
side stand firm in the closing stages as they wrapped up a 1-0
victory over Swansea at White Hart Lane.
Spurs have made a habit of conceding late goals this season –
including two in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Everton – but they
were able to keep a clean sheet after Jan Vertonghen had put them
ahead in the 75th minute.
Villas-Boas said: “It was a good, good win and I think we
deserved to win today. We did everything right today. We had so
many chances, so many opportunities to put the game to bed even
“We concentrated, we were responsible and it would have been
very unfair if we had not won today.
“Swansea made it very difficult. Not only are they strong in
attack, but their defence is very organised. It was difficult to
break them down and we had to be patient.
“We were doing everything right in the first half and in the
second half. It was a tremendous effort from the boys and I think
they got the reward for their patience.
“You just have to be persistent. We kept the ball well, moved
the ball well and fortunately enough through a set-play we managed
to get the goal.
“You saw the players acknowledge the fact that we have been
suffering and showing great commitment to finish the game.
“Obviously the season is long and we will continue to suffer
goals in the last minute, that is the nature of the game. But we
acknowledge the mistakes we made at Everton and today we did it
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