Tottenham’s Steven Caulker: There’s no dressing room unrest at Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur defender Steven Caulker rubbishes rumours of dressing room unrest among Andre Villas-Boas squad

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Andre Villas-Boas took charge of Tottenham this summer Photo: The Sport Review

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Steven Caulker has rubbished rumours of dressing room unrest at Tottenham Hotspur after their memorable win at Old Trafford.

Goals from Jan Vertonghen, Gareth Bale and Clint Dempsey helped Spurs to a 3-2 victory over Manchester United – their first away to the Red Devils in 23 years.

Despite the positive result, reports suggested members of Tottenham’s squad were unhappy with manager Andre Villas-Boas, but Caulker insisted there is a great team spirit at the White Hart Lane outfit.

“That’s nonsense,” said Caulker when asked about the reports. “There is a great team bonding there. Everyone is coming together.

“You could see from the celebrations at the end of the game, there is a positive atmosphere in the group. We are all very much behind the manager.

“These are the times when you have to stand strong and show your character and I think the boys did that fantastically well. We had to put our bodies on the line – [William] Gallas ran into the post, Brad [Friedel] made a few saves – everyone came together well and defended as a team.

“We’ve got a new manager, with new ideas, and he has brought in a lot of youngsters. They have been training with us and a lot of them were on the bench. So it is all positive from our point of view and hopefully we can push on from here.”

The 20-year-old also admitted it was a special experience to be involved in a rare Tottenham win at Old Trafford.

“It’s more than my lifetime since they last won here,” added Caulker. “I was born in late 1991 so I wasn’t even around when Spurs won in 1989.

“There have been times over the years when they have been ahead but still not managed to get the win. It’s fantastic to be part of the team that ends that record and makes a bit of history for the club.”

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