Mido's late equaliser gave us hope in the second leg at the Emirates that, at 3-3 on aggregate and with Arsenal rocking slightly, we could fashion another chance for a winning goal.
But it wasn't to be. Jeremie Aliadiere capitalised on Ricardo Rocha's slip to hand the home side the lead again just a minute before the end of the first period of extra time and when Tomas Rosicky's shot cannoned off the post, onto Pascal Chimbonda and crept over the line for 3-1 on the night, 5-3 on aggregate, it was all over.
The mood amongst the Spurs contingent was a far cry from 8.45pm a week ago, when we came in at half-time in the first leg at the Lane 2-0 up, only for Arsenal to pull back two crucial goals in the second half.
As Martin pointed out, ultimately, that cost us.
"It was 3-3 on aggregate and that's not bad, the problem was that we gave away a 2-0 lead in the first leg at home," said Martin.
"That is what we've got to learn - if you are playing two legs, in hindsight perhaps you should protect that lead. In two legs, 2-2 at home is not a good result."
As for the second leg, Martin added: "The scenario was good - they scored without creating a lot of chances because at 0-0 it was no problem.
"We scored at an ideal moment. I felt they were a bit worried and we could so something in the first few minutes of extra time. Then Ricardo Rocha slipped and couldn't block Aliadiere's shot for 2-1, we looked tired and couldn't press them again.
"It was close - last season we drew twice with Arsenal but after the 3-0 defeat here earlier in the season, we really wanted to put things straight. That's the disappointing thing."
Martin Jol couldn't help but look back at the first leg as he reflected on our Carling Cup semi-final exit at Arsenal on Wednesday night.