Boss hits out at Spurs fans

Last Updated: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:09
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Andre Villas-Boas has criticised Spurs fans for creating a "negative" atmosphere around White Hart Lane against Hull on Sunday.

Spurs moved up to fourth in the table with a hard-fought win over the Tigers, courtesy of a controversial Roberto Soldado penalty but Villas-Boas was less than impressed by the fans' contribution.

He has urged the home support to get behind the side in the same way as the travelling fans do when Tottenham are away from home, where he claims the side find it easier to play at the moment.

"We looked like the away team. We played in a difficult atmosphere with almost no support," said Villas-Boas.

"We have a wonderful set of fans but they can do better. We don't need the negativity."

He added: "Away from home their support has been amazing; we play with no fear and we need that atmosphere at White Hart Lane.

"We didn't have the support we should have done. There was much anxiety from the stands, the players had to do it alone.

"We spoke about it at half-time. I told the players that we would have to do it on our own. They had to dig deep and look for the strength within themselves.

"They also believed that it's not easy to play in this stadium when the atmosphere is like this."

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