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Andre Villas-Boas Tells Arsenal Keeper Wojciech Szczesny: You’re Just A Passenger

Spurs boss hits back at Arsenal ‘keeper.

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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has hit back at claims made earlier by Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made about the club not being good enough to finish the season in the top four, the Daily Mirror reports.

Szczesny had said that he thought Spurs weren’t good enough to see out their challenge to beat Arsenal and Chelsea to Champions League qualification and that they ‘lacked quality’ to sustain the their output over four competitions next year.

But the Spurs boss hit back at the Polish international by questioning his credentials to even have an opinion.

“I think it would be a little more tolerable if it had come from a genuine Arsenal fan. But it is coming from an Arsenal player, an Arsenal player who is probably only passing by to another club, or he’s not going to stay there for life,” he said.

“In the end, does he means exactly those words from the heart? He doesn’t for sure. He’s entitled to say what he wants. It would be a little bit more realistic from a famous Arsenal fan to come forward with those words.”

“From an Arsenal player, I don’t think it has that kind of effect on us. I wouldn’t say an Arsenal fan that has just arrived in that club in the last couple of years is entitled to have so much hatred towards Tottenham, like he seems to have.”

Spurs will face Chelsea, Stoke and Sunderland as they continue their push to qualify for Europe’s most elite competition and their fate is still firmly in their hands.


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