Villas-Boas delighted with second-half fightback

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has praised his team after they fought back from a goal down to beat London rivals QPR 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Former Spurs striker Bobby Zamora had given the Loftus Road outfit the lead in the first 45, but two goals in quick succession secured the Portuguese manager’s first victory on home soil.

Firstly, Alejandro Faurlin converted into his own net, before in-form striker Jermain Defoe scored the winner 60 seconds later.

Villas-Boas has stated that he was pleased with the way his team fought their way back into the game.

“It was a good, important win for the players who put all the effort in. All credit to them,” Villas-Boas told reporters, published in FourFourTwo.

“We believed and the players showed great commitment. We pushed them further forward at half- time and closed the gaps. The players showed great desire and commitment today to win for the fans. All credit to them.”

Spurs attacker Gareth Bale also commented that the win was crucial for the home faithful.

“It is a massive win. Vital to get our first home win for us and the fans. We have quick players on the counter-attack. That’s the kind of team we can be,” the Wales international stated.

Spurs now face Carlisle in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday, before facing a trip to Old Trafford to go head-to-head with Manchester United next weekend.

By Gareth McKnight