David Pleat reports that he detected a 'spring in the step of the players' the day before the convincing Carling Cup win over Coventry City.
The caretaker boss explained that there was a natural reaction on Monday to the departure of Glenn Hoddle and John Gorman the previous evening but, the following day, he sensed a determination to put right recent results at Highfield Road.
"We had three days, Monday wasn't so good - it was windy out there - and it was not easy after what happened on Sunday," reflected David.
"On Tuesday I felt the players had a spring in their step but, I have had that before, and teams haven't neccessarily gone out and played well.
"I suspected there was a feeling that we could do well and we did. We respected Coventry, but I felt we did well in coping with the challenge.
"To all Tottenham supporters, I can assure you that the players gave everything and I am pleased with their effort."