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Lads so motivated - Jan

Posted on 24 September 2012  - 12:20

Jan Vertonghen admitted the players were 'angry' at half-time before putting matters right against QPR.

Lads so motivated - Jan

The defender was outstanding as we turned around a 1-0 deficit to secure a 2-1 win and our first home victory of the campaign.

QPR impressed in the first half and deserved their half-time lead via Bobby Zamora’s goal. Brad Friedel also made fine saves to deny Junior Hoilett and Clint Hill.

Andre Villas-Boas made changes at half-time. Steven Caulker replaced Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jan moved to left-back, Gareth Bale back to left wing and Clint Dempsey pushed further forward to support Jermain Defoe.

It worked a treat as two goals in just over a minute turned the game around – Alejandro Faurlin’s own goal followed by Jermain’s fifth of the season secured victory.

“We had a difficult start,” said Jan. “We let QPR play too much and in the second half we changed that, we pressed them earlier, played 4-4-2 and that suited us better against this team.

“Everyone was angry (at half-time) because we didn’t think we played that well. We were motivated and you could see that in the second half.

“It’s been a good week, we deserved to win against Lazio as well, but everyone is happy and we have a lot of confidence for the games coming up in the next couple of weeks. We’ll try to stay in this form.”