Clive Allen is looking for a positive response after a rare defeat when the reserves step back into action on December 14.
Typically, it had to be Arsenal who ended a superb run of one defeat in 10 and seven games unbeaten with a 2-0 victory in the Barclays Premier Reserve League South on Monday.
The lads were clearly down after experiencing defeat for the first time since October and seeing the end of a sequence that had taken them to the top of the league.
"The heads were dropped, everyone was bitterly disappointed to taste defeat and it didn't taste nice, I can assure you," reflected Clive back at Spurs Lodge.
"They are all disappointed that the run has come to an end and we now have to pick the lads up.
"The hallmark of what they've learned from it will be showed when we play West Ham next week.We now want a response and performance in that game."
Clive could see the positives and negatives from the loss at Barnet.
"I had a sleepless night, thought it through and obviously there was great disappointment in the result," he added.
"Sometimes when you have a few hours break and start to think about it you start taking the positives and there were very few negatives.
"I was bitterly disappointed with the goals we conceded and they are past masters at playing on the counter attack, that's what happened on the first goal. We gave the ball away cheaply and paid the price. The second goal was more poor defending, he had no right to score from the byline but managed to get through two challenges.
"From a positive point of view we put them under pressure, played some decent football in the first half and got into areas where we should have created opportunities."