Villas-Boas content after win

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

earlier.

“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

well.”

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