Portuguese wants his players to keep their feet on the ground after victory in the derby.
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas has warned his side that the race for Champions League football next season is not over yet, despite his side’s 2-1 win over arch-rivals Arsenal in the North London derby at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Tottenham’s win moved them seven points clear of Arsene Wenger’s side in the race for the fourth and final Champions League berth for the next campaign.
With tricky-looking Premier League games to come on the horizon against the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton though, the Portuguese was quick to dampen down excitement at the Lane following Sunday’s win.
However, the one-time Porto and Chelsea manager did attempt to raise the heat on his opposite number at the Emirates by highlighting the negative impact that the result may have on the Gunners.
“We are on an upward spiral in terms of confidence and they are in a negative spiral in terms of results,” Villas-Boas told BBC Sport after the match.
“To [get] out of that negative spiral is extremely difficult.
“Seven points is not big enough in the Premier League, because this time last year Arsenal came back.
“It meant a lot for our fans – we wanted to get this one over Arsenal and create a distance between us.
“We aim to continue doing well, but we have difficult fixtures coming up against Manchester City and Liverpool. We will try to push on and qualify for the Champions League.”