Tim Sherwood praised the players for their effort in the Europa League 1st leg defeat in Ukraine but thought the team could have played better.
Speaking to @SpursOfficial, the manager, in charge of his first European game said,
I can’t fault the endeavour and application from the lads, we just needed a little more quality at certain times.
The manager is hopeful that Tottenham will be able to improve on last night’s performance to progress to the last-16 of the competition.
Credit to Dnipro, they played well. We know we can do better and the positive thing is we’re still in the tie. We now bring them back to the Lane next Thursday and hopefully we’ll stay in the competition.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, the BBC Sport website reported that Sherwood gave an assurance that Spurs would score,
We will score at White Hart Lane, guaranteed, but it depends how many we will have to score.
Sherwood was critical of the state the pitch, which he said was partially responsible for Roberto Soldado’s second half miss,
The pitch was a disgrace, it is possibly the worst pitch I have experienced in a long time. He would expect to score. I am not using the pitch as an excuse, not for the chance, as both teams played on it. But I am sure that it must have played some part in Robbie missing that one.
Fans expressed their disappointment at the result afterwards on Twitter and there was mixed reaction to Roberto Soldado.
On Roberto Soldado fans took differing views.
Paul Marshall tweeted:
Sluce was more supportive in his thoughts tweeting,
Matt Boosey tweeted:Roberto Soldado also went on to Instagram afterwards and thanked supporters for their encouragement. @HotspurRelated tweeted his remarks. Soldado said,
Thank you very much for the encouragement. I am sure with my blocked time, we would have won the game. I know people expect a lot from me and I still have not seen, work for it and get it.
Steve English tweeted a desire held by many Tottenham supporters:
Nikhil Saglini was ippressed by Soldado’s attitude and called for fans to show their support: