Villas-Boas: Chelsea v Tottenham was the game of the season

Andre Villas-Boas says Tottenham's draw at Chelsea was the "game of the season" despite seeing his side's top-four hopes dashed

andre villas-boas
Andre Villas-Boas's men are currently fifth in the table Photo: Back Page Images

Andre Villas-Boas claimed Tottenham’s draw at Chelsea on Wednesday was the “game of the season” despite watching his side’s Champions League qualification hopes take a hit.

Spurs twice came from behind to earn a draw in west London, as Emmanuel Adebayor and substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson both netted to salvage a point for Villas-Boas’s men.

The draw leaves Tottenham in fifth place in the Premier League table and a point behind Arsenal with two games left to play, meaning that their Champions League fate is once again out of their hands.

But Villas-Boas said: “It was a great game of football, not only from the two teams but also the fans.

“It made for the game of the season with great attacking football from both sides.”

The Spurs boss, who spent nine months in charge of Chelsea before being sacked last March, was pleased with his side’s battling attitude.

“The players showed great determination once again,” he continued. “The example of that determination was when we scored for 2-2, picking the ball up out of the net and coming back to try and win.

“It was difficult conditions for us in the second half because of Chelsea’s counter-attacks. We had to do everything we could to get to 2-2 and I’m so pleased we managed to salvage a point.

“It was a great game of football and we take a point. Let’s hope it will be an important point.”

Tottenham travel to Stoke City for their penultimate Premier League game on Sunday.

Sadio Mane
‘Really tough’: Sadio Mane makes admission to Liverpool FC fans
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea FC ‘worry’
Thomas Tuchel
Jorginho issues warning to Chelsea FC ahead of West Ham United clash
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Alexandre Lacazette sends message to fans about key Arsenal star
Emile Smith Rowe
Nwankwo Kanu names Arsenal’s two ‘best’ players this season
Sadio Mane
‘Really tough’: Sadio Mane makes admission to Liverpool FC fans
Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea FC ‘worry’
Thomas Tuchel
Jorginho issues warning to Chelsea FC ahead of West Ham United clash
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Alexandre Lacazette sends message to fans about key Arsenal star
Emile Smith Rowe
Nwankwo Kanu names Arsenal’s two ‘best’ players this season
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature