AVB seeking quick response

Andre Villas-Boas hopes Tottenham come out of their stunning

defeat at Everton as a better team with lessons learned.

Spurs looked to be on their way to three points at Goodison Park

when they led going into injury time, but goals from Steven Pienaar

and Nikica Jelavic saw them head back to North London with


They have another tough test on Sunday when Swansea are the

visitors to White Hart Lane and Villas-Boas is keen that they

quickly get back to winning ways to avoid a longer hangover.

“The dressing room was extremely disappointed after Everton. To

see the result shift and us to take nothing was difficult,”

Villas-Boas said.

“The boys came into training this week with desire and wanted to


“I approach the players as individuals and I know we can bounce

back. Which we have done this week.

“We take the blame for the first half and how we suffered with

goals but we learn from it and we evolve as players and as a


“When a defeat happens there are always things to analyse. We

worked on aspects that didn’t go well last week like keeping

possession and our defensive shape.

“We know they have been good away from home. It won’t be an easy

game. They are here on their own merit. We are sitting three points

off third and we look forward to the next two home games.

“We have come out of a difficult five weeks playing 10 games

which has been tiring. The players have been brilliant throughout.

It was important to have a breather this week and we’ve trained

well in a free week.”

On Swansea’s threats, he added: “Any player arriving in the

Premier League will find it difficult but Michu has been brilliant,

a tremendous goal scorer. De Guzman and Hernandez have also done

well and Michael Laudrup has taken Swansea to the next level.”

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