Jan Vertonghen says Tottenham were angry at half-time against QPR

Vertonghen admits half-time anger helped Spurs turn QPR match on its head

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12:54 GMT, 24 September 2012

Jan Vertonghen said the Tottenham dressing room was 'angry' at half-time as they trailed to QPR – but it helped as they ended up winning.

Andre Villas-Boas' side were 1-0 down to a Bobby Zamora strike as they went in at the interval.

The Belgian defender said the players were motivated after a stormy break.

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When Spurs emerged for the second-half they came out in far better form and turned the game around thanks to an Alejandro Faurlin own goal and a Jermain Defoe winner.

'We had a difficult start,' explained Vertonghen. 'We let QPR play too much and in the second half we changed that, we pressed them earlier, played 4-4-2 and that suited us better against this team.

'Everyone was angry (at half-time) because we didn’t think we played that well. We were motivated and you could see that in the second half.

'It’s been a good week, we deserved to win against Lazio as well, but everyone is happy and we have a lot of confidence for the games coming up in the next couple of weeks. We’ll try to stay in this form.'

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