Register Login Live

International

Spurs Boss: We Should Be Ashamed

 "Andre to the fans: 'The only thing I can say is sorry. It's a very poor result, not to our level. #THFC." That was what Tottenham Hotspur tweeted seconds after they had been humiliated 6-0 by Manchester City on Sunday.

The season had started with such great hope for Spurs, with a raft of exciting new players coming in to replace departed Gareth Bale.

But they appear to be half the team without the Welshman, and what could have been a push for the upper reaches of the Premier League seems now to be a struggle to keep within touching distance of the Champions League places.

Nothing had prepared fans for the club’s heaviest defeat in the Premier League since 1996 however, and manager Andre Villas-Boas was justifiably apologetic.

"Every attack was a goal-scoring opportunity for them, we weren't at our best and we have to be ashamed of ourselves after this," he said after the game.

"My emotions are not very important. I don't need to point out individuals but to lose 6-0 is extremely embarrassing for anyone involved in that.

"It is the worst defeat for all of us involved in Tottenham because we have high expectations and losing 6-0 to a rival tends to stick more. It is a bad moment for everybody. We can only look into ourselves and make sure we can go forward. My responsibility is to lift the players, there is always another game coming."

Spurs’ next game is against champions Manchester United, and such is the wide open nature of this season’s league campaign that AVB says a win against the Red Devils will give his side the belief that they can still achieve their objectives.

"The only thing astonishing in this league is that surprising results can happen," he said.

"City were on four defeats, we are on four defeats, but I think December and January will be decisive in how the league will finish. We are the ones chasing but we play the champions next week [Manchester United] and we can get a lift for ourselves with three points in that game.”

AVB Keen On 100% Win Record

AVB Defends Lamela

AVB: Bring On Manchester United

2 comments

Top 5

Parker’s Foul-Mouth Rant At Nurkovic?

118 May 13, 2021 12:54 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

18 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Pitso Punished, Hands Ahly Players 24-Hour Rest

67 May 13, 2021 11:57 AM in Players Abroad

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

4 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

New Arrival At Pirates Training

28 May 11, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Black On Black - Amakhosi Legend Stuns In Latest Polo Fashion Flex

7 May 11, 2021 12:19 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

MMA Superstar McGregor To Buy Premier League Giants?

13 May 10, 2021 02:24 PM in English Premier League

Broos Confirms First Bafana Assistant Coach

129 May 12, 2021 12:31 PM in Bafana

Mofedi: It Looks Like Lorch Wants To Leave…

73 May 10, 2021 11:26 AM in Orlando Pirates

Baxter Jets Out, Talks Ongoing

24 May 13, 2021 08:00 AM in Siyagobhoza

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Sundowns Most Valuable Left Backs Through The Years

11 May 13, 2021 04:18 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News