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Villas-Boas: Somebody will have to drop points

ESPN staff
May 8, 2013
Destiny not in our hands

Andre Villas-Boas was happy to leave Stamford Bridge with a point after watching his Tottenham side twice fight back from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw against Chelsea.

Spurs remain in contention to finish in the Premier League's top-four and claim Champions League football at the expense of Arsenal and Chelsea but with two games to go they must now rely on one of their rivals dropping points.

"We wanted to win obviously," he told Sky Sports 1. "The feeling is that a point is not bad, but it is not dependent on us now. Someone will have to drop points. The task was to win here.

"Our focus will be to continue to do our job and hopefully with the teams Arsenal and Chelsea have to play, fighting for survival, something can happen. Anything can happen. The Premier League is completely unpredictable. Chelsea have a difficult game against Villa at the weekend.

"We have a difficult game against Stoke as well who are also fighting. This fixture before the emotions of the last day can be decisive."

Tottenham captain Michael Dawson, meanwhile, admitted the club's fate was now out of their hands after a second draw in three games.

"It keeps it going," he said. "It's out of our hands if Arsenal win their two games. We'll keep fighting.

"It was a tough battle. We gave ourselves a mountain to climb giving away a goal so early. We showed that fighting spirit that we've got and kept going.''

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