Villas-Boas 'It's Sunderland - Not Newcastle - For me'

18 May 2013 01:41
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas insisted he would be focusing only on Sunderland and not what is happening at St James' Park.

Andre Villas-Boas: "Our job is to get the three points and get the tally that we want to achieve.

"What is happening on the other side we will know from the emotions coming from the crowd so it will be pretty easy to understand.

"But we won't do anything different, we just have to do our job.

"(Pardew) can do whatever he wants.

"We expect a Newcastle side which is extremely competitive.

"Obviously their objectives have been achieved but everyone wants to finish the season on a high.

"We've had a couple of draws that put us in a different position than we were at that time, and Arsenal continued on their amazing run and Chelsea too.

"When you look back on the season you see where you lost points that could have proven decisive.

"Reflecting on the fine margin in between Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, I would say probably the Everton defeat was the real mark of the season.

"If we are able to make (the Champions League) in the first season it will be wonderful. If not, we're striving to achieve 72 points, which would be our highest in the Premier League. That will make us proud.

"In the last 10 or 15 years in the Premier League, apart from once or twice, that would be enough for you to get fourth or even third."

Source: Sunderland-Mad