While delighted with the three points, the downside was of course Robbie Keane’s injury and Didier Zokora’s sending off. Along with Middlesbrough we have since been charged by the FA for players failing to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion. The club can confirm that it is reviewing the charge and has until December 21 to respond.
Manager Martin Jol said: “We’ve received the charge and we will look into it over the next few days. I believe the players were intent on protecting a fellow team-mate and I don’t agree with the charge.”
Captain Ledley King added: “A lot of the players were doing nothing, merely going over to calm the situation down. I know that might make things look worse than they are but no-one was in there to cause trouble, everyone was trying to sort it out.”
Back at Spurs Lodge, our manager and captain took time out to reflect on Tuesday evening's events at White Hart Lane.