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WIL­LIAM GAL­LAS has told Spurs fans they won’t de­fend as badly against Mari­bor as they did against Chelsea.

An­dre Vil­las-Boas’ side heads for Slove­nia for some Euro­pean ac­tion on the back of a 4-2 home spank­ing at the week­end.

Tot­ten­ham were win­ning at one point against the Blues, but col­lapsed in the sec­ond half.

Gal­las moaned: “We made so many mis­takes. We could not keep the ball up front and it was dif­fi­cult for us. On all of the goals we con­ceded we made a mis­take.

“But Chelsea – if I can say it – are the best. They are a good team, they are very strong, they have got ex­pe­ri­ence and that makes a dif­fer­ence.

“We have to put this be­hind us. It’s dif­fi­cult to ac­cept it, es­pe­cially when you play against Chelsea. When it’s a derby you al­ways want to win.

“But we have to for­get that game and think about an­other one.”

Gal­las (right) knows Mari­bor will pose less of a threat than the Cham­pi­ons League hold­ers.

The Slove­ni­ans don’t score many as their last four games have ei­ther been 1-0 wins or 1-0 losses, in­clud­ing a Europa League re­verse at Lazio. But the Spurs camp is not a happy one un­der AVB right now, with fans turn­ing on de­fender Kyle Walker.

And striker Em­manuel Ade­bayor is frus­trated at be­ing kept on the bench all the time.

The Togo hit­man is off to the African Nations Cup in Jan­uary any­way, af­ter com­ing out of in­ter­na­tional re­tire­ment.




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