Thursday, 30th January, 2014

Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood has urged his side to recover from their 5-1 loss to Manchester City yesterday by coming out with a positive result against Hull City on Saturday.

The Citizens outplayed Spurs at White Hart Lane as goals from Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Vincent Kompany sealed the deal for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, while Etienne Capoue scored a consolation goal for the hosts.

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Tottenham’s job became more difficult following Danny Rose’s expulsion after the break as Manchester City’s four goals came after the full-back was sent off.

However, Sherwood, who suffered his first league defeat since taking the reins of the club in December, insisted that the Citizens were a much superior side and that Spurs struggled even when they had 11 players on the field.


But the manager does not want his side to dwell on the evening as he is certain that they can attain a positive result away at Hull at the weekend.

“I’m always totally honest and it was very difficult for us, even 11 against 11,” Sherwood told his club’s official site.

“They have top players and they come at you from all angles. You have to try to find a way to impose yourself on them but they are relentless. They just keep coming, time after time.

“We showed spirit, we got a goal back to make it 3-1 and kept looking to go forward. The crowd were magnificent, they really got behind us, but it wasn’t to be and the two late goals were disappointing. It is difficult when they move the ball around and you are chasing it all night.

“We have three days to recover and we have to get this out of our minds quickly. I’m sure we can get a positive result at Hull. Our away record has been excellent.”

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