Andre Villas-Boas claims he’s not under pressure at Tottenham
There is plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Andre Villas-Boas following Sunday’s 6-0 hammering at the Etihad Stadium, although the Tottenham manager claims he’s not feeling the pressure despite the poor result.
November 28th, 2013
AVB and his Spurs team are in Norway this week for a Europa League dead rubber against Tromso, with the side looking for a confidence boost ahead of Sunday’s big match against Manchester United at White Hart Lane.
Several newspapers have been reporting that Villas-Boas might just have a handful of games to save his job after disappointing results against Newcastle and Man City, although the man himself claims that his position is relatively stable.
“I am immune right now,” he said. “I used to read a lot into situations like this, into pressure points when I was at Chelsea, but not anymore. I am very indifferent. There is only one [area] that I come under pressure from, which is the press.
“The only conversation [the board and I] had recently was two or three days ago. The board is of the same opinion that everything went wrong [at City] and we hope to get some response in the future. It was an ordinary meeting. We only spoke very briefly about the game.”
When asked if AVB would like a public show of support, the Tottenham manager replied: “No, no, that’s not his style and neither do I ask for things like that,” with some reports suggesting there is a rift between Villas-Boas and some of his players.
“All of these people were involved in this difficult experience … all of us feel sad and shame for taking part in it,” Villas-Boas said. “The only thing we can do now is avoid a slip-up of this nature. We want to forget about the result but for that to happen we need to get into a streak of wins.”
Nevertheless, the visit of an in-form United to White Hart Lane on Sunday is perhaps not the ideal fixture, with Tottenham struggling to score goals in the Premier League this term.