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Mousa Dembele insists Tottenham squad are behind Andre Villas-Boas

Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur and Jonny Evans of Manchester United battle for the ball at White Hart Lane on December 1, 2013
Image: Mousa Dembele: Spurs midfielder has backed Andre Villas-Boas

Mousa Dembele has insisted that manager Andre Villas-Boas has the full backing of the entire Tottenham squad.

Speaking after the draw with United at White Hart Lane, Villas-Boas called for an end to the negativity after hitting out at Daily Mail duo Neil Ashton and Martin Samuel, in particular. Villas-Boas said: "A couple of people insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism and one of these people is sitting over here. "It insults the success that I have achieved in 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 don't want to undermine other managers. You can easily compare situations. We have sat above Man City before and above Man United before and we haven't seen any kind of these personal attacks to somebody so I think that is unfair. "It's something that obviously comes with the 6-0 thrashing but more important is the team and the response and I think the players did that in great, great fashion." Lord Sugar also questioned Villas-Boas' tactical approach in midweek and the former Tottenham chairman was also in the Portuguese's sights after the game. "I think it's a very driven agenda by somebody that doesn't honour the club, neither myself nor my players," Villas-Boas said. "It's their team, their passion and they don't trade it for anything else, not like Alan Sugar who trades it for money."

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