Villas-Boas: Credit must go to players for Tottenham comeback

The 34-year-old praised his squad for their resolve as the north London side fought back from a goal down to defeat QPR, with Gareth Bale and Jan Vertonghen equally positive

Andre Villas-Boas lauded his squad’s resolve after a strong second-half showing saw Tottenham come from a goal down to claim all three points against QPR.

Bobby Zamora had given Mark Hughes’ charges a deserved first-half lead, but two goals in as many second-half minutes saw the game turned on its head as an Alejandro Faurlin own goal and Jermain Defoe’s fourth in five games hit back.

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"[It was a] good, important win for the players who put all the effort in. All credit to them," Villas-Boas told reporters.

"We believed and the players showed great commitment. We pushed them further forward at half time and closed the gaps. The players showed great desire and commitment today to win for the fans. All credit to them."

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale echoed his manager's sentiments and highlighted the importance of picking up their first win in front of their own fans this season.

"[It is a] massive win," Bale added.

"Vital to get [our] first home win for us and the fans. We have quick players on the counter-attack. That's the kind of team we can be."

Meanwhile, central defender Jan Vertonghen believes that his team is growing in confidence after a week of positive results.

The summer arrival added: "[This has been a] good week. We deserved to win against Lazio, [and we] beat Reading and [QPR] today. We are feeling confident."