on coming back from two defeats...
"I knew it was a vital game for us. The only result that was important was how the team would respond, what kind of character we would show today. We were under a lot of criticism and when you want to make a good season you need your team to respond in that kind of situation."

on his team's performance...
"We did it well, not only well but very well with a great team spirit, great character. I concede that as well the turning points went for us today, which was not always the case recently. The team performance was great, and the attitude was great. For me that was even better than the result. They were determined to win this game and they showed that for 90 minutes. I feel we have a lot of good performances since the beginning of the season and we added today what makes success - that kind of determined and resilient attitude."

on when Henry will return from injury...
"I don't know yet. It's very difficult to speak about that because I want to sit down with him and tell him what I expect from him, and where we go when he has recovered."

on the January transfer window...
"I can say we will not sign anybody, and we go on until the end of the season with the players we have here, and they've shown today again that they have the right quality. You see players like Djourou who came in today, 19-years-old. We played today with Eboue, 21, Fabregas, 19, Djourou, 19, Clichy, 21 - they are players who have a lot of qualities. Adebayor, 22, Van Persie, 23 - these players have the quality and they have to fight as a team and they will make results."

on preparations for the Porto clash...
"It was vital for us to win, because we were a little bit backs-to-the-wall. We got a lot of expectations today to respond and they did it in a great way. It was vital. If you lose at home today against Tottenham, you couldn't have a worse preparation before you go to a game like Porto."

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