An early exit from the FA Cup, so this year isn’t Tottenham’s year for the Cup or another trip to Wembley. What was the reaction of Tim Sherwood, the players and the fans to the defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates?Tim Sherwood, speaking in a post-match interview with BBC Sport said,
I am disappointed with the result, but we didn’t disgrace ourselves. We showed we belong on the same field and in the same company as Arsenal.
He pointed to the busy programme of matches over the past few weeks and injuries as factors in the Spurs display, saying,
It has been six games in 17 days for us and we probably have the smallest squad in the league with the amount of injuries we have had. We were fatigued. A little bit of sharpness was missing.
Speaking to @SpursOfficial on Twitter, Sherwood said,
It’s always a massive game for everyone, just unfortunate for the players and fans that we couldn’t get a positive result.
The manager was satisfied with the performance but not the result. he said,
Kyle Walker gave his thoughts to @SpursOfficial after the game, he said,
I thought they had a few good chances in the first half but we came right back at them in the second half. We did alright but obviously we didn’t come away with the result that we and the fans wanted so it was a disappointment.
He also commented,
Ben Pearce the Spurs reporter for Ham&High and Hackney Gazette newspapers and Tottenham Journal website tweeted a comment which many Spurs fans would be in agreement with,
Disappointment and questions among fans. Jon @big_billy_bagel tweeted:
A similar view was expressed by Dragon1 on ‘From the Lane’ messageboard,
I know it hurts but Wednesday was the more important result, for me its us or Liverpool for 4th. Verts, Sandro, Pauly will make a big difference and we need to get Lamela more involved so come March, April he can deliver in the tight games when we need him most.