William Gallas believes mistakes were made in Tottenham‘s defeat to Chelsea at the weekend and that Spurs must rectify them if they are to beat the top teams.
Andre Villas-Boas’ side lost Saturday’s match 4-2. They led the Blues 2-1 at one stage, after scoring a goal soon into the second half, but gradually capitulated to last season’s Champions League winners.
Gallas, who captained Spurs against his old club, feels they conceded goals that could have been avoided and that the team made mistakes after getting back into the game following half-time.
“I’m very disappointed because even if I think we didn’t start the first half very well, we came back well in the second half. We equalised and we scored the second goal, and then I think we made so many mistakes,” Gallas told Spurs TV.
“We could not keep the ball in front and it was very difficult for us because they had a lot of chances and they had the occasion to equalise and then to score the third goal. On all the goals we conceded we made a mistake.
“When you play against Chelsea you have to be strong for 90 minutes, and we made so many mistakes. We didn’t keep the ball very well and they started to play in our half again, they had some chances to score, and in the end they won 4-2.”
However, the defender believes that Spurs must now put the game behind them and move on to thinking about the next fixture.
“We have to put this game behind us. It’s difficult to accept it, especially when you play against Chelsea – when it’s a derby you always want to win. But we have to forget about that game and think about another one,” he added.
Boss Andre Villas-Boas praised his team, saying Spurs’ second half comeback “showed great strength of character.”
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