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Football: Positive outcome from Spurs' crisis talks after latest defeat, says Sandro

Published on Mar 13, 2014 6:15 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur players held a heated two-hour debate about how to save their campaign after their 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea, Brazilian midfielder Sandro said.

The Premier League defeat on Saturday dealt a heavy blow to Spurs' chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League and prompted manager Tim Sherwood to publicly question the "character" of his squad.

Spurs had previously lost 5-0 at home to Liverpool and been beaten 6-0 and 5-1 by Manchester City.

Sandro said the Chelsea defeat - which left Spurs in fifth place four points behind City who have games in hand - prompted often "stressed" exchanges between the Tottenham stars.

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