Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas hopes to be rewarded with Arsenal slip-up
Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas is hoping his side will be rewarded for their late winner against Stoke with a slip-up from north London rivals Arsenal.
After seeing his side beat the Potters, Villas Boas was hoping that the Gunners will drop points against either Wigan or Newcastle in their final two games of the season.
Their Champions League qualification hopes now rest on Arsenal falling short.
Of the victory at the Britannia Stadium, Villas Boas said: “Well, extremely important because it keeps us in the frame and makes us within the possibility of still making Champions League. So the dream is still alive for us, it doesn’t depend on ourselves any more but we wanted to take it to the last day – we play at home and Arsenal go away.
“So, an extremely important win because of those reasons and, you know, hopefully we can be rewarded in the end with a slip-up (by Arsenal). But Arsenal are ever so good that it’s probably going down to the wire.”
He also referenced Wigan chairman Dave Whelan’s mention of focusing on Premier League survival as encouragement that the Latics will not be distracted by their FA Cup victory ahead of the midweek clash with Arsenal.