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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce Decries Andre Villas-Boas’s “Immaturity”

sam allardyce West Hams Sam Allardyce Decries Andre Villas Boass Immaturity

West Ham Manager Sam Allardyce has told talkSport that he felt Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas acted “immaturely” in his post match comments toward reporter Neil Ashton of The Daily Mail newspaper.

Allardyce said:

“You have to use the criticism as a motivational drive to show these people that they are wrong. You’ve got to take it on the chin.”

“You, and your players, have got to do your talking on the field. I think he’s just showed a little bit of immaturity. It can get under your skin, but you’ve can’t let that happen because you’re not going to win.”

In his post-match press conference after yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United, Villas-Boas spent lashed out at both Ashton and fellow Daily Mail reporter Martin Samuel regarding their criticism of his management at Tottenham Hotspur.

Yesterday, Ashton shared his perspective on the story in a column in the newspaper he writes for.

Did Villas-Boas overstep his boundaries, or was he quite right in lashing out at the reporter during the press conference? Give us your opinion in the comments section below.

Meanwhile, here’s the clip from the press conference (fast forward to minute 2:00):


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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