Villas-Boas vows to fix late goal problem
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Andre Villas-Boas is sure Tottenham will stop conceding the late goals that have hindered their assault on the top four.
Tottenham's inability to see games out reared its head again at Everton last weekend as Steven Pienaar and Nikica Jelavic struck in the final two minutes to give the Toffees a 2-1 win.
Spurs have conceded a whopping 13 goals in the last 15 minutes of their 24 games this season. Had their games finished at 80 minutes, they would be top of the table.
Villas-Boas, whose side dropped to fifth after the Everton defeat, is frustrated by the problem, but insists it will be resolved.
"I went through a similar situation before and it goes away through time, through practice, through experience," Villas-Boas told a press conference.
"We don't want to carry this further and I think we all recognise that.
"In these last moments of a game a lot of things are happening to us, and we want to shut it out.
"We have to incentivise the players on the positives, recognising there is things we can do better, but trying to revert what is a negative statistic."