Pardew's European Phobia Gets Even More Worrying!
Andre Villas-Boas blasted back at Alan Pardew's comments that involvement in the Europa League on Thursday was Tottenham's downfall on Sunday.
Pardew blamed the Europa League competition for Newcastle's horror season last term, but none of the facts showed that the team performed any worse after a Thursday evening game.
And he tried to say on Sunday that Spurs slipped up against the Magpies because the players were drained from their European exploits.
Yet, on the second-half performance, it looked as though NEWCASTLE were the team who had flown back from some far off trip to Siberia.
Spurs battered Tim Krul's goal, and where Pardew's logic comes from is open to depate ... but Villas-Boas saw it as utter bollox!
Andre Villas-Boas: "I don't understand what the Newcastle manager is saying? We were the better, fitter team, especially in the second half.
"Why does he say the European game made the difference?"
Pardew wants to push on for a European place in the Premier League, apparently, but then what?
He said in May: "Thank GOD we are not in Europe next season!"
What is wrong with the man.
If he is FRIGHTENED of success (which he has never experienced in his entire career as player or manager) why is he in the game?
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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