Andre Villas-Boas warns Tottenham about complacency
The North Londoners were capped a dominant display with three goals, courtesy of Gareth Bale, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen, giving them a clear numerical advantage heading into the away fixture.
Although he was happy with the result, Villas-Boas has urged his players not to get carried away with the win, reminding that that the job will only be finished once the final whistle has been heard at the San Siro:
“It was a full 90 minute performance with excellent attacking football. We tried to limit their chances and had so many opportunities. It was a great European night.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.
“Unfortunately, we’re not through yet because we have to go there and the San Siro is a very difficult place to go.”
Perhaps the only negative aspect of the game for Tottenham was Gareth Bale’s yellow card for diving.
The Welsh winger went over in the area under minimal contact, for which he received a caution which rules him out of the second leg.
But, AVB played down the incident, suggesting that it was better for Bale to serve a suspension at this stage of the tournament rather than later on:
“It’s difficult but with this result, if he hadn’t have got the card it would not have cleared him. We took a risk, obviously but we have talent throughout the squad.
“We have now allowed Gareth to clean his yellow cards and hopefully we can make it through (without him).”