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THE JOL VERDICT

Posted on 19 December 2006  - 12:00

Back at Spurs Lodge and now preparing for Southend in the Carling Cup on Wednesday, Martin Jol gives his final thoughts on Sunday's win at Manchester City.

Back at Spurs Lodge and now preparing for Southend in the Carling Cup on Wednesday, Martin Jol gives his final thoughts on Sunday's win at Manchester City.

BEFORE the game we knew Manchester City were very strong at home, but we felt confident.

The problem against Arsenal was probably not getting the ball back but we certainly had players in the team at City who could do that.

I felt we did exactly what we had to do in the first half - nicked balls in midfield and try to break forward with four or five players - and we created five or six chances.

The only thing I wasn't pleased about was that we didn't score the third goal and that could have cost us in the second half. In the end, we defended well.

It was great to have an away win under out belt and it came against a strong team who are good at home.

It was the same against Dinamo Bucharest on Thursday - everyone said they looked average, but believe me, they are a good team and we made them look average. All credit to the boys for that.