Andre Villas-Boas: 'We deserved victory'

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas gestures on the touchline during his team's Europa League group match against Tromso IL on September 19, 2013
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Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas believes that his side deserved their 2-0 win over Anzhi Makhachkala this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has expressed his belief that his side deserved their 2-0 victory over Anzhi Makhachkala this evening.

Jermain Defoe and Nacer Chadli both scored for Spurs as they continued their 100% record in the tournament this season with a comfortable win in Russia.

Villas-Boas was particularly happy with his side's first-half performance and, although he admitted that they lost a degree of control over the match in the second period, felt that they were worthy recipients of all three points.

"It was a very good first half, where we were in control. It is always tricky because Anzhi looked to be very threatening on the counter-attack, so attacking our spaces whenever we lost the ball," Villas-Boas told PA.

"But I think through what we did in the first half we deserved the result. We lost a little bit of control in the second half, kept giving the ball away and they had the upper hand, but even so we were defensively sound."

The win leaves Tottenham four points clear at the top of Group K after just two games.

Tottenham's Jermain Defoe scores the opening goal against Anji Makhachkala during their Europa League group match on October 3, 2013
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