Michael Carrick feels the team played below par in Saturday's FA Cup 4th round draw with West Brom at the Hawthorns.
The classy midfielder described the encounter as 'scrappy' and is happy to have secured another crack at the Baggies in the White Hart Lane replay on February 12.
"It was a scrappy old game and I think we are happy enough with the draw," he reflected afterwards. "We didn't play well and we know it, that is why a draw is not a bad result.
"There was no rhythm about the game, it was end to end, a bit scrappy and probably wasn't nice to watch. It is the cup, you've got to deal with what is ahead and it is about not losing games.
"We've given ourselves a chance now with a replay and we will look to do the business in that."
Michael was, however, pleased to see Simon Davies manage a successful comeback on the right of midfield.
"I thought he did well, Diggs. He played 90 minutes in midweek and I thought he did really well here and maybe should have scored. It is nice to have him back and he gives us something different."
It is now a quick turn around for the team and with Bolton looming at the Reebok Stadium tomorrow night. He points out that the home side have even less time to prepare having played their FA Cup against Oldham only yesterday.
"It is and it's even quicker for them. Hopefully the extra day's rest will benefit us because it is going to be another tough game and it's about picking up the three points now.
"We need to win, we're going there to do that and hopefully we can."