TITLE

Haul or nothing still excites Villas-Boas

AUTHOR(S)
LAURA WILLIAMSON; SAMI MOKBEL
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Daily Mail;5/18/2013, p103
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
IT is fitting Tottenham's race for the Champions League will go down to the wire. It always seems to be the way with Spurs, after all; from the last-minute deals on transferdeadline day to the late, late goals that have characterised their campaign under Andre Villas-Boas this season. This lot almost seem to enjoy leaving it to the eleventh hour. Spurs' task tomorrow is simple, although not straightforward. If they beat Sunderland and Arsenal fail to see off Newcastle, they claim the Euro prize. A draw and a defeat for Arsenal, however, would see the Gunners celebrating courtesy of a superior goal difference, as would a draw or defeats for both London rivals. Whatever happens at St James' Park, Villas-Boas insists he would be proud if Spurs can beat Sunderland to reach 72 points, a record haul for Tottenham in the Premier League, after his first season in charge. But, ultimately, it will mean the manager has failed to match the expectations of Tottenham's owners and board, who brought him in to secure the £20million payday that comes with Champions League football.
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87640149

 

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