His side were able to keep in touch with the top of the table courtesy of a controversial late penalty from Roberto Soldado, and he later launched an astonishing attack on the home fans for providing what he described as ‘almost no support.’
“We looked like the away team. We played in a difficult atmosphere with almost no support,” said Villas-Boas.
“We have a wonderful set of fans but they can do better. We don’t need the negativity of today.”
The comments seem to have split Tottenham supporters, some of whom agree with their Portuguese coach, and some who think the comments are designed to take attention away from what was a poor performance.
Never-the-less, it is further proof that expectations have been raised at White Hart Lane following their recent flurry of transfer activity.
The fact they spent over £100million in the summer following the sale of Gareth Bale will continue to be mentioned, with many claiming a team spending that much should be challenging for the title.
And the news is that AVB expects to spend further in January, and add the finishing touches to a squad he believes is not too far away.
But as always seems to be the case with Tottenham, every player under the sun appears to be linked with a move to White Hart Lane.
Here we have gone through the various rumours, and decided the five least likely deals to happen in January and why.