At 2-0 down the moaning on Social Media had reached a crescendo but ultimately the stronger team won and Spurs could even afford the profligacy of Roberto Soldado as they cruised past Burnley. The Spaniard added to his catalogue of embarrassing misses in a Spurs shirt and later owned up to his feelings but we’ll come back to him.
After the game, Mauricio Pochettino acknowledged the character of the team but clearly the crucial goal was Etienne Capoue’s strike which would have changed the mood in both dressing rooms as they went in for the half time break.
“We deserved to go through to the next round. It was key to go in at half-time at 2-2. We fixed something from the tactical situation and scored two goals quickly to decide the game. The team has shown character and faith. I am happy,” Poch said.
So it’s Leicester at home now in the next round but –just what are we going to do with Roberto?