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Bale offers Villas-Boas support

1 December 2013 19:01

Gareth Bale has backed under-fire former manager Andre Villas-Boas to turn things around at Tottenham.

Villas-Boas' future is at the centre of speculation following a four-match winless streak in the Premier League that includes a 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Sunday.

The 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City last weekend saw the pressure mount on Villas-Boas and Tottenham are currently ninth after 13 games, 10 points behind leaders Arsenal, having spent heavily in the close-season to bring in an array of new players.

Tottenham's lavish spending spree came as a result of Bale's departure to Real Madrid for a reported world-record transfer fee and the 24-year-old feels Villas-Boas is still the right man for the job.

"I think he should be given time," he told BT Sport. "I think he's a great manager - he showed that last year.

"They're going through a little bit of a bad patch at the moment but I'm sure he's a good enough manager to pull everybody through, get out the other side and hopefully go on a good run now, catch up the rest and have a good season.

"They've been playing some good stuff. I just think they've been very unlucky in front of goal, just haven't been clinical enough really."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
1 December 2013
Game week
13
Kick-off
13:00
Half-time
1 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
White Hart Lane (London)
Attendance
35884

Goals

K. Walker 18'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
Sandro 54'
(assist by M. Dembélé) 
2 - 1
2 - 2
57' W. Rooney (PG)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
15 89'
3 77'
6
12
4 80'
25
26
23
10 32' 57'
19
Coach: D. Moyes

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17
18
22
4
14
15
24
# Player Bookings
14
17
18
2
8
13
31

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 25 +20 53
2 25 +26 48
3 25 +17 48
4 25 +21 47
5 25 +10 41
6 25 +9 39
7 25 +9 37
8 25 +12 35
9 25 -4 35
10 25 +0 33
11 25 -7 33
12 25 -4 32
13 25 -2 30
14 25 -9 29
15 25 -12 28
16 25 -9 27
17 25 -18 24
18 25 -20 23
19 25 -19 20
20 25 -20 16

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