Andre Villas-Boas: 'West Ham United surprised us'

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says that his side were 'surprised' by West Ham United, who trounced them 3-0 in the Premier League today.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has admitted that West Ham United 'surprised' his side in this afternoon's Premier League match at White Hart Lane.

After a goalless first half, West Ham scored three times after the break as Spurs lost their unbeaten home record.

"We have conceded three goals today but before we were the team who conceded the least chances," BBC Sport quotes the Portuguese coach as saying. "This time West Ham managed to surprise us and we have to bounce back. This would be a good goal for us.

"It is [a wake-up call]. This fixture was a bit dangerous. If we won everything, it would be spectacular but if you draw or lose, you drop into a position you don't want to be. Either way we have done well so far."

Spurs are now sixth in the table and can get back to winning ways against Aston Villa after the two-week international break.

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Winston Reid of West Ham celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on October 6, 2013
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