QPR 0 Tottenham 0: Villas-Boas ‘satisfied’ with a point at Loftus Road
QPR 0 Tottenham 0: Andre Villas-Boas insists he is "satisfied" with a point against a much-improved Hoops side at Loftus Road
Andre Villas-Boas insisted he was satisfied with a point after Tottenham Hotspur failed to break down a stubborn Queens Park Rangers defence at Loftus Road.
Jermain Defoe came close to beating QPR goalkeeper Júlio Cesar in the fifth minute but the Brazilian palmed the striker’s shot onto the crossbar, with Emmaneul Adebayor unable to net the rebound.
Tottenham pushed for a winner in the second half, but the Hoops goalkeeper stood firm as he saved Gareth Bale’s free-kick before deflecting Defoe’s shot wide.
Villas-Boas’ side now trail league leaders Manchester United by 12 points, but the Tottenham manager felt a draw was a good result against a much-improved QPR outfit.
“They defended very well; we wanted to play with a higher tempo, but they frustrate you,” Villas-Boas told BBC Sport.
“Júlio Cesar had a great game. We had some big chances; in a game like this it’s important to score first. It was a difficult game for us, but we got an away point so we are satisfied.”
Villas-Boas also insisted that there were no issues between himself and QPR boss Harry Redknapp after the pair shared a brief conversation following the final whistle.
“I have tried to be respectful and I think Harry is the same,” he added.
“He’s been a great example to follow so there are no hard feelings.”