Sunday, December 8, 2013
Following Sunday's 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium, the Spaniard claims the Premier League leaders faced their toughest domestic challenge so far this term
The Frenchman felt Everton's late equaliser should have been ruled out, while opposing manager Roberto Martinez hailed his side and the impact of the Barcelona teenager
The Spaniard admitted his side could have been more ruthless in attack but was overjoyed with the way it competed with the Gunners on even footing away from home.
The Brazilian scored as Andre Villas-Boas' men recovered from a goal down to see off the struggling Black Cats and believes Spurs were well worth the win.
Substitute Gerard Deulofeu struck late on to cancel out Mesut Ozil's opener at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as the spoils were shared in north London.
The north London rivals will face off once again at the Emirates Stadium, while David Moyes' struggling men take on last year's Capital One Cup winner.
The Manchester United midfielder is desperate to leave Old Trafford ahead of next summer's World Cup in Brazil, with the likes of Porto and Fulham potential destinations
The Juventus and Italy legend believes very few goalkeepers are capable of retaining their international No. 1 status without playing regularly at club level.
The Champions League runners-up lost another two players to injury on Saturday, leaving Jurgen Klopp bewildered by the continued misfortunes.
The England international believes Manuel Pellegrini's men should have killed off Southampton before Dani Osvaldo sensationally brought the Saints level.
Dimitar Berbatov was at his magnificent best to ensure the Rene Meulensteen era began in earnest as toothless Villa are left to rue defensive lapses and attacking impotence
The Spanish boss has praised the impact of the Gunners' record signing since his arrival over the summer.
David Moyes is under pressure after consecutive 1-0 defeats at home but the center back hopes to use Tuesday's Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk to get back on track.
Rene Meulensteen's men have not won since October but face a Villa side which has improved in recent weeks and boasts the third best away record in the Premier League.
Roberto Martinez's men head to the Emirates Stadium having beaten champions Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday, but face a home side on a strong run.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Spurs followed up a last-gasp win at Fulham in midweek with another triumph at the Stadium of Light and the 36-year-old praised his squad for being "immense" under pressure.
The Portuguese was downcast after watching his side lose at the Britannia and has called for a drastic improvement in terms of taking chances.
The France international will remain on the same £150,000-a-week terms as his current deal and is set for talks in the New Year before putting pen to paper
Andres Villas-Boas continues his 100 percent record on Wearside as Gus Poyet loses out to a former club for the second time in a week
The Reds boss praised yet another goalscoring performance from the Premier League's top scorer as his side moved up to second in the table with victory over West Ham.