Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby has shown his support for manager Andre Villas Boas, stating that the Spurs team are a close-knit bunch, and are willing to stand behind AVB.

The German playmaker scored a late winner last night against Fulham, making it two games unbeaten since their 6-0 defeat to Manchester City.

But after the game, Holtby told Sky Sports, that the team are closer than everyone thinks.

"We are sticking together. We are not discussing things that are happening outside - that is not our job."

There has been much speculation linking AVB with the sack, as his side faced two defeats back-to-back against Newcastle and Manchester City.

Tottenham are also sitting sixth in the league and have found it difficult to score goals, leading to previous chairman Sir Alan Sugar - along with two football journalists to criticise the manager for his work.

But the 23-year-old agrees that it is time to move on from their defeat to Manchester City.

"We do our talking on the pitch. We were responsible for the for that disaster at Manchester City but the way we have responded after that has been good. We have to carry on doing that."

Tottenham have a busy December ahead of them, taking on the likes of; Anzhi, Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton.

But AVB needs the support, and for the fans to start getting behind the 36-year-old manager during this difficult month, as Holtby believes the Portuguese boss is a key source to their success.

"He bonds us together and is very close to the team. There is a lot of negativity coming from outside, but we are positive and we will stick behind out gaffer. We will give our best."

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