Andre on Baggies test
Andre Villas-Boas says we have to be wary of West Brom's ability on the counter-attack at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
We’re back on home soil for Andre’s first match as our Head Coach at the Lane after last week’s positive performance but defeat in our Premier League opener at Newcastle.
West Brom have always been difficult opponents and impressed in a 3-0 win against Liverpool at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
Leading 1-0 via Zoltan Gera’s thunderbolt, the Baggies took advantage of a man advantage when Daniel Agger was sent off in the second half. Peter Odemwingie and Romelu Lukaku completed the scoring and West Brom had a number of chances on the break.
“It’s been a good response this week, obviously we’re all disappointed with the result, but we all discussed afterwards how we didn’t see Brad make a save in the game, so that explains it all,” said Andre.
“We kept Newcastle’s chances to a minimum, but came away with a result that didn’t serve us well. It was an extremely good performance.
“Now we have a different type of game, a different proposition at home against West Brom.
“We have to be sensible because they had an extremely good result against Liverpool, they are a team that is deadly on the counter-attack, so we have to take that into account with how we attack and when we attack.
“We’ve worked well during the week. It was a full week, no international break and hopefully we can go to White Hart Lane and get the result we all want.”
Emmanuel Adebayor is now back in the fold following this week’s transfer from City.
Andre added: “He had an extremely good season here last season and it’s almost like he already belongs to the family. It’s pretty clear what he can do for us.”