Tottenham boss Villas-Boas hits back at Szczesny over ‘lack of respect’

Andre Villas-Boas accuses Wojciech Szczesny of "lacking respect" for Tottenham with his recent comments about the club

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Andre Villas-Boas has hit back at Wojciech Szczesny, accusing the Arsenal goalkeeper of “lacking respect” for Tottenham with his comments about Arsenal’s north London rivals.

The Arsenal shot-stopper was quoted as saying that he felt Spurs “do not have the quality” to finish in the top four this season following the Gunners’ 1-0 win at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

“I don’t expect any love from an Arsenal player,” Villas Boas, whose side travel to Chelsea on Wednesday, told a news conference.

“If it touches a lack of respect [that] is normal in rivalry in my opinion but it would be more tolerable if it had come from genuine Arsenal fan.

“It is coming from Arsenal player who is probably passing through to another club. I don’t know if he’ll be there for life.

“I don’t think someone who has arrived at that club in the last couple of years is entitled to so much hatred for Tottenham.”

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