Holloway nearly speechless after Seasiders win

23 February 2011 01:30
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway could barely put into words how pleased he was with his team after their triumph over Tottenham. The Seasiders pulled off an impressive 3-1 victory at Bloomfield Road to move up to 12th in the Barclays Premier League, five points clear of the relegation zone. Their captain Charlie Adam - who so nearly joined Spurs in January - opened the scoring with a penalty in the 18th minute after Sebastien Bassong had fouled DJ Campbell in the box. Campbell then netted his ninth goal of the season a minute before the interval and substitute Brett Ormerod slotted in a third with 10 minutes remaining, rendering Roman Pavlyuchenko's effort at the death a mere consolation. "I don't think there is a word that has been written, printed or ever produced in the dictionary that I can use for how pleased I am," Holloway said. "For all those scenarios that could have happened, and in the second half, looked like they were going to happen, and how depressed I would have been if they had gone on and taken a few more of their chances, I still don't believe my boys would have deserved that. "I don't think we got what we deserved against Manchester City or Manchester United here and it looked like Tottenham were going to be too good for us, but we got the third goal at an absolutely vital time. I'd like to say thank you to all my lads, the new ones and the old ones - to Brett, because no-one deserves it more than him. It was a fantastic night for everyone connected with the club."

Source: PA

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