Tottenham Hotspur hosts Sheriff in UEFA Europa League group play today. Tottenham has a commanding 5 point lead and are looking to get to 12 points and basically lock up a place in the next round. Sheriff Tiraspol is sitting in third place in the group with only two points, and just getting a draw in London would be a challenge.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has come under fire for his decision to keep Hugo Lloris in the game after he was knocked unconscious. Villas-Boas defended his decision, and reminded everyone that the club’s medical staff saved Fabrice Muamba’s life at White Hart Lane two seasons ago.
“I stand absolutely by the decision I took and I stand by the decision that the medical department took following the checks that they made on the player,” the Tottenham manager said in a fiery press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
“All the checks were according to the book.
“I have registered the fact that a couple of people have taken this opportunity to find the chance to get themselves publicised who have no experience in the pitch whatever in these type of situations.
“And I find it extremely disappointing that two people – a great doctor and a great physio, who saved the life of Muamba were heavily put into question by lots of incompetent people, with absolutely no experience on the pitch, no experience in the action, no experience in the moment.
“That is extremely serious and disappointing.”
Date: November 7
Start Time: 3:05 p.m. ET
Location: London, England
Stadium: White Hart Lane
TV Info: FOX Sports 1
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
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