Monday media watch [23.09.13 PM]: Tottenham previews
The afternoon media reports focus on the Spurs cup clash.
23rd Sep 2013
Monday media watch [23.09.13 PM]: Tottenham previews

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Brad Guzan today insisted halting Villa's losing streak was more important than ending their clean sheet drought. The claret and blues kept a Premier League shutout at the 27th attempt in Saturday's 1-0 win at Norwich.

Sky Sports: Andre Villas-Boas says Tottenham are not being given an equal chance as Tuesday's Capital One Cup opponents Aston Villa on Tuesday. Spurs have to go to Villa Park barely 48 hours after Sunday's Premier League trip to Cardiff, whilst the hosts have had an extra day off, having played on Saturday.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is counting the cost of a bruising campaign already as the Villa Park injury list continues to grow. Villa beat Norwich 1-0 in the Premier League at Carrow Road on Saturday but with a Capital One Cup tie ahead on Tuesday, Lambert admits he may have to field a patched up side against Tottenham.

Setanta Sports: Tottenham have not been given a fair chance to win the Capital One League Cup, according to manager Andre Villas-Boas who is worried his side face an impossible task against Aston Villa. Tuesday's trip to Villa Park will be Spurs' third game in six days and comes just 48 hours after their 1-0 win at Cardiff in the Premier League. Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says his side are "running on empty" ahead of their upcoming Capital One Cup clash with Tottenham. Villa earned a 1-0 win against Norwich City at Carrow Road in the Premier League on Saturday, but star attacker Christian Benteke limped off with an apparent hip problem.

Sporting Life: Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas will ring the changes for Tuesday's Capital One Cup clash at Aston Villa. The Spurs boss has expressed his frustration that the fixture takes place just two days after their Premier League win in Cardiff, and very few who featured in south Wales are likely to start at Villa Park.

ClubCall: Paul Lambert would rather his Aston Villa side won games by scoring more than the opposition rather than worry about clean sheets. The Villa boss was obviously delighted to return to his former club Norwich City on Saturday and not only pick up a much-needed three points but also keep a clean sheet.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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