Andre Villas-Boas pleased despite Tottenham Hotspur defeat

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas insists that he is pleased with his side despite their defeat at Arsenal in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted that he is pleased with his side despite their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League.

Olivier Giroud's first-half strike was the difference at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday as the hosts earned the three points.

"It was a competitive game, we both had chances," Villas-Boas told Sky Sports News.

"It really changed in the second half. For them to finish with four full-backs says much about our domination.

"It was great spirit from our players to approach the game in such a courageous way in the second half. To expose Arsenal in that way is a great example for us."

Spurs return to Premier League action in two weeks' time when they welcome Norwich City to White Hart Lane.

Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 1, 2013
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