Spurs interim boss Tim Sherwood was disappointed at last night’s league cup defeat to West Ham but as our first chance of silverware disappeared, the club’s official website were happy to point out our dominance.
The first half ended with us having 12 shots on goal compared to the Hammers’ two and possession was 70% in our favour. It did start to look promising in the second half with the recalled Emmanuel Adebayor putting us in front but two late goals sent West Ham into the final at our expense.
“We started the game well and should have scored early but the ball didn’t run for us,” said the boss.
Sherwood also defended the decision to take off Ade when we were in the lead.
“We were forced to make the changes which meant we lost a bit of rhythm.
“Ade had to come off, Danny Rose had to come off otherwise you risk losing them for a long period during the season.
“We turned over possession a lot in the second half when we just should have kept the ball.
“West Ham came at us, played direct and broke us down in the end. I’m absolutely gutted.”
So the Capital One Cup challenge is over – next up is Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday.