Jol issues Spurs praise
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tottenham boss Martin Jol praised his side after they secured a comfortable three points.
Tottenham boss Martin Jol praised his side after they secured a comfortable three points, courtesy of a 3-1 win over Watford that included a goal from Paul Robinson.
Watford goalkeeper Foster was embarrassed when he allowed a free-kick from his England team-mate Robinson to bounce over his head and in for Spurs' second at White Hart Lane.
Jol was happy that his side are capable of scoring from all over the field, but conceded he was surprised as any when Robinson became the most unlikely of goalscorers.
"It was a crucial moment to score the second goal and the way he did it was great," said Jol
"I thought it was his first goal ever but he said Çÿno, it's my second', so I couldn't say anymore after that. He scored a header for Leeds too.
"It's all good when they score from all angles, (Jermaine) Jenas from midfield too. But for us, the result is the main thing. This game was crucial for us to stay in a good position in the league."
With Tottenham going well in both the FA Cup and Uefa Cup, Saturday's game was their fourth of five in 12 days and while Jol admits it is a situation that has proved draining for his players, it is not one he would change.
"It's not easy to play all these games but I'm not complaining," he added. "It's not horrific, though, because it's what we want.
"We've probably played more games than any other team, so that is what you want.
"The first half an hour, I wouldn't say was disastrous but we didn't play well. Our crowd is getting a bit spoiled but we played with a very slow tempo.
"In the second half we did a bit better, we took the game to them. We could have scored a couple more goals - we had eight or nine chances.
"Hopefully, it is not typical that we need our goalkeeper to score our goals."