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Poyet praises Spurs defence
15 Nov 2007 - 09:45:50
Tottenham Hotspur's new assistant coach Gus Poyet has praised the improved defensive displays by his side since the arrival of a new management team.
Spurs have kept three clean sheets out of four since the departure of Martin Jol and the arrival of Juande Ramos, with Poyet impressed by the upturn in performances.
He said: "When you go to a club, especially in the middle of the season, you have to look at the stats and check where things might be going wrong and to try and put them right. The rest will follow.
"Everyone knows the quality of the team and everyone knows we can create chances and score goals because we have quality players.
"The problem was that we were conceding too many goals, a lot from set-plays, so we've been working on that.
"It's important for the team to see that we can defend, to see we can keep clean sheets and then have the freedom to go forward.
"Even if we are 4-0 up, we don't want to concede a goal."