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By Tom Moore
Monday, December 2, 2013
Tottenham midfielder Sandro has insisted that the Spurs squad are fully supportive of head coach Andre Villas-Boas.
Reports today have suggested that the Portuguese coach must beat Fulham to save his job that came under threat after the 6-0 loss to Manchester City in November.
But the Brazilian insisted that Villas-Boas still has the support of the dressing room.
“Everyone likes him,” he said. “We have to play for him and I think everyone is doing that on the pitch. The fans, also.
“Now we have to start to win. If we win the first game, we will feel better.”
He added: “I play for him every game. And for Spurs. Everyone was amazing today, ran a lot.”
Villas-Boas was in a spiky mood at his post match press conference following the 2-2 draw with Manchester United and singled out one reporter, whose article had offended him in the past week.
And Sandro told the Spurs boss that the players are there for him and proved that with their performance against the Red Devils.
“It happens to any coach if you do not win games,” he said.
“He knows we are here and we showed him what are going to do.”
Sandro also believes that the defeat to City has tightened the squad as a unit and this was borne out in the 2-2 draw against David Moyes’ side.
“As a team we have to stay together in the bad moments and I think we are doing this,” he added. “Everyone stayed together, talked and it was good.”
The 24-year-old ended what he described as the worst week in his career on a happy note as he scored a sensation 25 yard strike against the Red Devils to make it 2-1 after Wayne Rooney had cancelled out Kyle Walker’s opener.
It was not enough to seal victory as the England striker scored from the penalty spot three minute after.
But Sandro felt that it was the best goal he had scored and it was made more special after his knee injury.
“Yeah, I think [it was the best goal I’ve scored],” he explained. “It was a great feeling after coming back from the injury.
“That goals means a lot to me. I do not score many goals so when I help the team with a goal, I feel very happy.
“I dribbled past the guy and said ‘why not?’. It would have been better if had won the game but we played well and showed what we can do.
“The last game was so bad and today we deserved to win.”
He added: “We played well, we played together.”