Andre Villas-Boas on Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail: "You always chase people and attack people and you don't attack them from the front you attack from sitting down with the things you write. You attack integrity and competence when you don't even know that person. Only when I give you the chance (to meet me) can you reach conclusions like you did."
AVB on the media in general: "I think it's clear I don't think (I have been given enough respect).People insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism and one of these people is sitting here. It insults the success I have achieved at the clubs. I don't think it's fair a lack. It's a lack of respect and an attack on a person's integrity.
"I know it comes with the 6-0 thrashing but the more important thing is the team and the team responded with a good performance today."
And, finally, AVB on Alan Sugar’s criticism of his management: "I think it's a very driven agenda by somebody that doesn't honour the club, neither myself nor my players. It's their team, their passion and they don't trade it for anything else, not like Alan Sugar who trades it for money."
David Moyes: "We had a great win in midweek.But for a minute in Cardiff near the end you would have been saying that Man United had a really good week. It is not an easy place to come, Tottenham. They had their own pride which they showed in their performance. So it was disappointing. United have to win. That was why in the end we were trying to get a third goal but we could not quite do it."
Steve Bruce on Hull City’s rebranding drama: "I think the chairman has put something like £70 million into this club, so without him there wouldn't be a club or a 'Hull City', it would be down the tubes. However, I've got to have a conversation with him. I don't think he understands quite what it means to the history and the tradition. All he thinks about is going forward. He thinks the brand would be better and that's his opinion.”
Brendan Rodgers: "The quality of our squad isn't big enough to cope with two big players like that missing. No doubt it was a disruption.Daniel is out for up to eight weeks which is a big blow for us and Phillipe didn't train all week. He had injections just to get on the bench. It's difficult if you take those two out, two players who have been very efficient for us this season. This little period will test us now but players will come in and it's a great opportunity to a stake a claim.”
Jose Mourinho: "It's the sign of a team that is going step by step, that understands my ideas and understands my mentality. Some of them, the ones that are not completely in my mentality and my philosophy, are adapting progressively. They must feel the responsibility of playing for Chelsea...that Chelsea cannot be in December, like it happened in a few seasons, completely out of the title race."
Mauricio Pochettino: “We went ahead very early and I thought it was very even in the first half. In the second half, I think we were doing well and controlling the game before the goals. So I am angry with the end result because there were many decisions in the second half that didn't go our way. We are quite upset about that.I think the deciding factor was that the decisions were not going our way – and the person making those decisions were wearing neither red or blue.”
Manuel Pellegrini: "I would like to arrive at the new year in first place but if that is not possible, then no more than three points from the number one position. We hope we can do it, it will be very important for us. We are six points behind Arsenal, that is too much. We will try to cut this, but if Arsenal continue winning it is not easy.”
Michael Laudrup: “I feels a little strange to sit here after a game we lost 3-0 and still really feel that we did many things right. I think we played very well in first-half; I said to the players before the game when you play against players like this we have to keep the ball as much as possible because when they have it they can change a game in a split second.”
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