The Tottenham defender William Gallas has revealed that the manager Andre Villas-Boas held a meeting with the players in a bid to stop the team from conceding late goals. A recent statistics revealed that Tottenham could be top of the table had all the matches completed before 80 min. As it stands, Tottenham are currently in the fifth position due to a number of late goals they have conceded. The Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas, who took over from Harry Redknapp in the summer, has recently held a meeting with the team after the 2-1 defeat against Everton.
Tottenham were leading the match going into the final few minutes, but they conceded two late goals in the injury time to lose the match. This has allowed Everton to open a sizeable advantage in the race for the top four positions. Villas-Boas suffered from a late goal dilemma when he was the Chelsea manager as well. Now, he has held talks with the players and has also made changes to the training regime in a bid to improve the performance in the final few minutes of the match. Tottenham recently managed a 1-0 victory over Swansea that helped them keep in touch with the teams fighting for the top four positions.
“We’ve had a meeting with him (Villas-Boas) because we’ve been conceding late goals and we have to be a little bit more focused, a bit more strong. Sometimes maybe we are panicking and we’ve let goals in. So we’ve been working very hard and we’ve had some meetings to look at the video to see what is good and bad, and against Swansea it was good to keep a clean sheet. We addressed it among ourselves in training,” said William Gallas. The Frenchman has been an ever present for Tottenham this season.