Spurs take a seemingly comfortable lead to the San Siro next weekend and although many of us have seen enough disappointment to suggest the tie isn’t over, few could have hoped for a better scoreline.

Goals from Gareth Bale, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen sealed the 3-0 win on the night and although Bale will miss the return leg after another booking, the clean sheet at the back should make it even harder for Inter to progress.

After the game, Andre Villas-Boas praised the result and a great victory.

“It was a great European night and a great win for the lads,” said AVB on the club’s official website.

“After we beat Lyon there was a buzz in the dressing room to play an opponent of this dimension and we managed to have a great performance.

“The players pressed hard and caused Inter lots of problems. We had some good chances and could have made it 2-0 even earlier.

Andre issued caution ahead of the return leg against opponents who we have gifted a 4-0 lead to in 2010 – albeit we had a goalkeeper sent off and had Alan Hutton in the side.

“The tie hasn’t finished yet, “Andre added.” We still have to go there, a difficult stadium with all their experience and everything can still change. It’s a difficult place to go so we have to make sure we are competent and book our place in the last eight.”

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