Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday January 1 2008
Martin O'Neill told the official site after the great 2-1 win over Spurs:
'The three points today were colossal for us. We've travelled to Stamford Bridge and managed to pick up a point with 10 players and then come from behind to beat Wigan. I was concerned about the energy levels. But the players keep defying me.' Adding, 'I thought it was all Villa in the first half. We got a goal and deserved to be in front. But when the game isn't out of reach against a side like Tottenham, you know you might pay for it.'
And after we went 1-1, 'They scored and then we had to re-adjust ourselves. But thankfully, Martin Laursen has come to our aid big time. It was a great goal - nearly as good a chance as the effort he missed first half.'
Decent game, thought in the first half we played them off the pitch and it is so obvious with a top striker - and I mean top striker - added to our squad we could well seriously start pushing for the top four and certainly the top six.
Meanwhile Spurs boss Ramos told the press: "I am not happy because we have come back from a goal down, created chances, and still lost. I think a draw would have been a fairer result."
"We are lacking in some defensive departments, and it is something we need to look at. We are paying for lapses. We need to find a solution to our defensive problems. If we can't sort the problems out with the players we already have here, we will look outside for other players."
Date:Tuesday January 1 2008
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