By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Spurs managed to overcome Liverpool 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Wednesday, with goals from Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale enough to see the Lilywhites pick up all three points, although the Reds managed to pull one back in the second half through an own goal from Bale and had a few contentious refereeing decisions go against them.
The win moved Spurs up the table into fifth and the North London based club are now just three points behind Chelsea and West Brom in the table, who are third and fourth in the table respectively.
This marks a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for Villas-Boas and his men who were booed off the pitch by their own fans nearly two weeks ago following their 5-2 loss to arch-rivals Arsenal, and the Portuguese tactician praised his players for digging deep to bounce back.
"It's been a good week for us," Villas-Boas was quoted as saying by the official Spurs website.
"We've had a couple of injuries, played the same team in the Europa League (at Lazio, a 0-0 draw last week) and we've three positive results.
"In the end, those results put us back on track to where we want to be.
"It doesn't stop here, we have to maintain our form and one more win against Fulham (on Saturday) would be brilliant because we want to join the top teams.
"To see us three points from third is massive for the team."
Villas-Boas also reflected on his side's display against the Reds and admitted he was thankful for a good first-half showing by his men.
"We were extremely good in the first half," Villas-Boas added.
"We managed to go 2-0 up, deserved it and it was important.
"Liverpool want to fight for the same objectives as us and at 2-0 down, they have to have a go.
"We didn't look as good as the game finished, but we looked good at the beginning and we have to compliment the team for that."
Spurs will make the short trip to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.