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Andre's praise for defence

Posted on 5 November 2013  - 12:19

Andre Villas-Boas paid tribute to our defensive unit after another clean sheet at Everton.

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The goalless draw at Goodison Park on Sunday represented a seventh clean sheet in our opening 10 matches in the Premier League – the first time we’ve achieved that feat in the club’s history.

It was also the 13th clean sheet in 17 matches in all competitions so far this term.

“The team is bonding well defensively, we've very organised and do not allow a lot of chances to be created against us,” said Andre. “That is very good for us.

“We also want to be a bit more deadly in situations where we can create a goal.

“We’ve played at Cardiff, Everton, Villa, all difficult away games, and we keep getting points from these fixtures.

"It was a good point in the end. We could have gone second but, considering Everton's aspirations, it was important to get a point.

“It was also important for us to stay in touch with the group at the top."