Ben Davies has given an honest assessment of Tottenham’s Carabao Cup defeat at Colchester United – admitting the players let both the manager and fans down.

Spurs, who remain without an away victory outside of the Champions League since beating Fulham in January, were dumped out of the competition by the League Two outfit after they lost 4-3 on penalties.

After a frustrating an uninspiring 90 minutes, Christian Eriksen saw his spot-kick saved – his third straight miss for Spurs from 12-yards after his two in pre-season – before goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga gave his side a lifetime with an easy save.

However, with the score at 3-3 and one penalty remaining each, Lucas Moura blazed over from 12-yards, gifting Colchester the chance to cause an upset which they didn’t turn their noses at.

Davies, who was making his first start for Spurs this season, apologised to the supporters in an interview with the Evening Standard: “It’s horrible, it’s a trophy, a good chance to pick something up and we’ve let it slip at the first hurdle.

“The manager didn’t need to say anything afterwards. In the dressing room, we were all as disappointed as him. We let him down, we let the club down.

“We weren’t terrible. We just didn’t seem to click, didn’t put anything together. We have to win these games. We have to show we’re a better side than this. It’s a tough feeling right now.

“We just have to apologise to the supporters, too. We let them down. They travel with us everywhere and they’re first-class. We need everyone behind us now to help us push on through this difficult time.”



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