Tottenham’s form has looked pretty solid of late with just one loss and one draw in their last 6 games. The Lilywhites faced an Aston Villa side that was still perhaps licking it’s wounds after an almighty 8-0 hiding at the hands of Chelsea. Having now conceded 12 in 2 games it’s abundantly clear Paul Lambert has to have a long hard look at where his side are heading.
Andre Villas-Boas sees his side sitting fourth and must be secretly relishing the prospect of the upcoming fixtures. Sunderland away, Reading at home then QPR away. Three sides in pretty miserable form to put it mildly. The Black Cats will be the toughest of these three but Spurs are gradually getting to grips with their new coach’s high tempo pressing game and should really be too much for a rather pedestrian Martin O’Neil side.
Gareth Bale’s return from injury was immense and his hattrick showed ambition and imagination.
Tottenham need to buy in January despite Villas-Boas’ recent comments to the contrary. Spurs might be fourth right now but performances like the second half against Aston Villa have been almost nonexistent this season.
A good win, I think we deserved it. First half was excellent, second half Villa attacked a little bit more, we expected them to come a little bit stronger than in the first half, fortunately it opened a couple of spaces at the back and we managed to score the one nil which is always important.