FRIEDEL BACKS AVB
The American goalkeeper Brad Friedel has said that he believes that the manager Andre Villas-Boas is the main reason behind Tottenham's good run of form in recent months.
After a tough start to his Tottenham career, Villas-Boas have been able to reap the rewards in recent months. His Tottenham team have currently being one of the inform teams in the Premier league, while they have managed to extend their lead over the archrivals Arsenal in the process. The club are currently fourth in the Premier league and in with a real shout to finish in the Champions league group stages next season.
Tottenham recently managed to secure their third consecutive victory in the form of the 3-2 win over London rivals West Ham. Gareth Bale scored a late winner against West Ham to keep the good run of form going, while the club have also been dominant in Europa league as well. They are looking to favourites to progress into the next round of the Europa league after comfortably beating Lyon in the first leg. Friedel has praised the relationship that Villas-Boas has with his players, while also commenting on his training methods as well. He has pointed out to the several late goals scored by the team as a sign of superior fitness.
“There’s a great team spirit here. People saw the celebrations against West Ham. AVB got quite a lot of stick earlier on in the season but there were never any problems within the changing rooms. The spirit is really good. He’s got a really good relationship with all of the players. They want to do well for him, for the club and for each other. You can see by the amount of late goals we’ve score recently that we’re not going to stop trying for him. It’s a really good place to be right now," said Friedel.