Tottenham latest: AVB - 'We deserved a bit more', slams Lord Sugar as £30m striker linked

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Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 with Manchester United this weekend, with goals from Wayne Rooney counting out strikes from Kyle Walker and Sandro at White Hart Lane.

But Andre Villas-Boas felt the team deserved more for a much improved performance - and that the award of the United penalty was harsh:

"Yeah we deserved a bit more I think. We had a very good first and second half. Great chances to go 2-0 up in the first half. Very unlucky to suffer the goals in the fashion that we did with Walker's unlucky touch in the first one and a penalty that is not difficult to accept but there could have been another call. So I think we deserved something.”

Despite the decent result and performance the legacy of his earlier struggles has continued.

Managers are still being linked with the role and AVB is becoming perturbed by the continued media speculation over his future.

And he launched a scathing attack, with former chairman Alan Sugar coming under fire:

"I think it's a very driven agenda by somebody that doesn't honour the club, neither myself nor my players.”

It's [the fans'] team, their passion and they don't trade it for anything else, not like Alan Sugar who trades it for money."

He then singled out one journalist in particular for criticism:

"One of these people is sitting over here and insults the success that I have achieved at other clubs and I don't think it's fair, I think it's a lack of respect and an attack on a person's integrity… I think your articles were completely out of order."

Remind me to never get in an argument with AVB … spiky!

Tottenham have been linked with a move for former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi of Fiorentina.

The Italian international, valued at £30 million, has been in great form since returning to action after lengthy periods of absence through serious knee injuries.

It is hoped he might be able to combat the team’s goal-shy attitude.

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