In the context of our Premier League campaign, perhaps we can say that losing to Manchester United might do us some favours.
We had after all just come off the back of two impressive performances against Wigan and Villa, before being humbled by United. We should now be looking to bounce back against an Everton side that are surely overdue a victory.
I think most people thought that Everton would be one of our challengers in the top portion of the table, but they have struggled this season and go into this game on the back of three straight defeats in the league.
Everton might be desperate for a win, but Goodison Park is traditionally a happy hunting ground for Spurs. Though our last two visits to the Toffees have ended in goalless draws, it extended our fine record at the ground to just one defeat in our last twelve games there.
David Moyes is still blighted by an injury hit squad, with Arteta, Neville, Jaglielka, Vaughan and Anichebe all out and Osman and Rodwell both doubts.
Having looked toothless against United, I would expect us to revert to the same starting eleven that faced Wigan and Villa. We looked to miss Kranjcar on Tuesday and his guile should guarantee opportunities to win this game.
At the very least I’d expect a draw from this fixture. Although this would be satisfying enough, if we’re to really push on and put pressure on our rivals, a victory would be handy. Come on boys. Give me the 2-1 win that I’m predicting.