The win and the three points were most important for Tottenham at Fulham last night. It was their first League win since the end of October and was essential to keep them close to the teams at the top of the Premier League. With the other results last night Spurs moved ahead of Manchester United and Newcastle United into 6th place, although three points behind 5th placed Everton.After the match a relieved Andre Villas-Boas acknowledged that it had been a difficult evening for Spurs at Fulham and that the win had been of great importance as the team try to regroup after a difficult period. Speaking to BBC Sport he said,
It was very important for us. Us and Fulham were looking to put our challenges back on track and we couldn’t wait any longer; it had to happen today and we did it in the most difficult way. We want to use this momentum, we have reacted to the Manchester City defeat and hopefully now December and January can be the months we put ourselves back on track.
Speaking to @SpursOfficial the manager acknowledged the part goalkeeper Hugo Lloris played in the victory. He said,
We’ve been a bit unlucky of late, this time we were a little more fortunate. Hugo made some brilliant saves, we have to admit that.
AVB also praised the fighting qualities of the team to come from behind to take the points.
We really needed to dig deep to find the strength to come back and we did it with fantastic strikes from Vlad and Lewis.
The manager had high praise for Lewis Holtby’s commitment to Tottenham.
The two goalscorers were delighted and Vlad Chiriches who scored the equaliser, his first for Spurs, told @SpursOfficial,
Kyle Walker tweeted in response to the win and the Totenham’s fans’ support.
An unexpected visitor at Craven Cottage was Benoit Assou-Ekotto.