A Gross misunderstanding

Friday 23rd November 2012 18:34

Villas Boas: Christian Gross in disguise?

Villas Boas: Christian Gross in disguise?

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FanZoner Nik Wardle says there's a familiar feel to the goings-on in the Tottenham dugout.

AVB needs to get the team back to winning ways

Saturday's north London derby defeat against Arsenal was obviously disappointing. The league table shows we're outside of the European placings, which I think is a reality check of our performances so far this season.

AVB's post-match comments that we dominated the game from start to finish suggests he needs a reality check too.

Okay, we had taken the lead against Arsenal and shortly afterwards, Lennon fired just wide. However, it was hardly 15 minutes of constant bombardment at Arsenal's goal before Adebayour got sent off.

There was more than an inference in AVB's post-match analysis that we somehow scored a moral victory in the game: wrong. Teams don't necessarily lose when they go down to ten men. Look at Chelsea in Barcelona or Spurs against Leicester in the 1999 Worthington Cup final.

We let Arsenal back into the game immediately after the sending off and although we improved in the second half, Arsenal deserved to win.

It's increasingly looking like the four wins in a row created false optimism - although three of those games were against Aston Villa, QPR and Saints; all of whom are struggling sides. The Man United victory has masked a lot and if AVB doesn't get a win soon, he could well turn into a Christian Gross figure.

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