Gallas rues ‘so many mistakes’ in Spurs’ defeat to Chelsea

William Gallas says Tottenham have only themselves to blame for their capitulation against Chelsea, stating that the hosts were at fault for every goal they conceded.

Trailing the Blues at half-time, Spurs struck twice in quick succession as Gallas scored against his former club and Jermain Defoe gave the Lilywhites a 2-1 lead.

However, Andre Villas-Boas’ side were unable to hold onto their advantage and conceded three times in the final 24 minutes to go down 4-2.

“I’m very disappointed because even if I think we didn’t start the first half very well, we came back well in the second half. We equalised and we scored the second goal, and then I think we made so many mistakes,” Gallas told Spurs TV.

“We could not keep the ball in front and it was difficult for us because they had a lot of chances, and they had the occasion to equalise and then to score the third goal. On all the goals we conceded I think we made a mistake.

“But Chelsea, if I can say it, are the best. They are a good team, they are very strong, they’ve got experience and that makes a difference.

“When you play against Chelsea you have to be strong for 90 minutes, and we made so many mistakes. We didn’t keep the ball very well and they started to play in our half again. They had some chances to score, and in the end we lost 4-2.

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“We have to put this behind us. It’s difficult to accept it, especially when you play against Chelsea - when it’s a derby you always want to win. But we have to forget that game and think about another one.”

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