There was better news for the other Tottenham players involved in last night’s World Cup qualifying games.
Andros Townsend helped England to a 2 – 0 win over Poland at Wembley with another exciting performance. Kyle Walker was suspended and Jermain Defoe was an unused substitute.
Romania won 2 – 0 at home to Estonia to secure second place ahead of Hungary with Turkey missing out following defeat to the Netherlands. Vlad Chiriches will be hoping that he will be able to lead his country into the Finals with a victory in the two-legged play-offs.
Iceland took an early lead in Norway but even though the home team drew level it was enough to take Gylfi Sigurdsson’s team into the play-offs. Their nearest rivals, Slovenia, lost in Switzerland against the winners of the group.
Spain won their final match to secure their place in Brazil. France defeated Finland to finish second with Hugo Lloris having another clean sheet.
Next month the players whose teams are in the play-offs will face two crucial matches in less than a week to determine the four teams who will take up the final European places at the World Cup in the summer.