After the game, temporary manger Tim Sherwood, spoke about the result and like every fan was disappointed at the defeat to West Ham and to be knocked out of the Cup.
Speaking to @SpursOfficial he said,
We started the game well and should have scored early but the ball didn’t run for us. They came at us, played direct and broke us down in the end. I’m absolutely gutted.
Now that’s a word, ‘gutted’, we haven’t heard in a Tottenham press conference for about 18 months.
The need to take off Danny Rose and Emmanuel Adebayor in the second half due to their fitness levels had a bearing on the game as did the injury to Andros Townsend. Sherwood explained the situation,
Ade had to come off, Rose had to come off otherwise you risk losing them for a long period. We were forced to make the changes which meant we lost a bit of rhythm.
The interim manger wished the former occupant of the Tottenham managerial seat, Andre Villas-Boas, well in the future after leaving Spurs and he was quoted on @HotspurRelated saying,
I wish him well. He’s a really nice guy. Everyone liked him around the football club. But it’s a decision the club decided to make and we all have to abide by.
Tim Sherwood said he was unsure whether he would be in charge against Southampton on Sunday.
Sherwood: "I need to have chat with chairman see what they're thinking. I don't know. Immediate future is up in air, that's much as I know."
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) December 18, 2013
Mousa Dembele said on @SpursOfficial
We were very motivated and we wanted to win today. The fans were behind us from minute one. We’re disappointed. We wanted to win this game but I think you see how we played with passion.
Captain on the night Kyle Walker commented on the result and the performance to the club’s Twitter account, saying
In the first half we played some great attacking football and had some great chances. They kept pumping long balls into the box and have benefited from them. We have to dig in, this is a blip.
Thought our tempo in 1st half hour was better then got tired, which is very concerning. Lack of creativity alarming. Defensively shocking
— Greg Wise (@spursgreg) December 19, 2013
result didn't go our way but that was one of the better performances of the season in terms of effort & intent!defoes 1st min miss costly
— WRScott (@webbisaknob) December 19, 2013
The manager has been sacked, the money has been spent but the men at the top remain in position and many fans are starting to question what is happening to Tottenham. Kentish Spurs tweeted,
Levy has a lot to answer why have director of football this never works in the EPL
— Kentish spurs (@smiffy1612) December 19, 2013
Ali Hade, on his Twitter account, took a positive approach saying that Sherwood should be appointed and with the players who were out through suspension and injury, that he had had limited choices but there had been improvement.
We all get carried away when discussing Spurs, the results, the players, the manager and everything to do with Tottenham but to bring some perspective to last night’s result, Rich quite rightly tweeted,
While we wake up annoyed Tottenham lost, some people are waking up on the street freezing cold and hungry. #perspective
— Rich (@richpennockTHFC) December 19, 2013