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.
“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):