Pundit perception frustrates AVB

Image: Villas-Boas: Has been in the press this week after his first Chelsea defeat

Andre Villas-Boas has vented his frustrations with the media for their views on Chelsea's defeat to Man Utd.

Chelsea boss miffed by reports following United defeat

Andre Villas-Boas has vented his frustrations with the media for their perception of Chelsea's defeat to Manchester United last weekend. Villas-Boas began the week by voicing his disapproval at refereeing decisions against his side at Old Trafford last Sunday and confirmed on Tuesday of his complaint lodged to referees' chief Mike Riley. The Portuguese claims pundits labelled their performance in the 3-1 loss as "naive and stupid" and suggests critics have difficulty making up their mind about his side's style of play. "I am surprised that people take the view to criticise us for being naive and stupid at Old Trafford," he said. "What we did was defend the essence of British football and football well played.


"I find it strange that people related to football don't know where to position themselves regarding what is best for football and what is best for fans, because fans are the most important part of our game." Villas-Boas believes Chelsea were the better side in the game and admits his main focus now is to narrow the gap United have opened up between them in the Premier League table. "It was an entertaining game for the world," he said. "Pity we didn't come away with the three points but I think we were superior during the 90 minutes. "In the end, it's the victory that counts. We missed the victory. "We are five points behind the leaders and we have to try to shorten the distance as we try to progress with a couple of wins."

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