Gus Poyet summed up the first leg defeat to Chelsea with a simple explanation - Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was the difference.
The two-goal Dutchman applied clinical finishes to his only clear chances after Spurs bossed the game for long periods.
"I think Chelsea tonight was strong in defending and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was the difference," reflected Gus after his first return to Stamford Bridge as a Spurs player. "Without him we would have won the game."
Gus reasons that the team must stick to the possession football that has served us well, pointing out that you don't always require numerous chances to score enough goals.
"We've got to play our game. We keep the ball and play better than them.
"We didn't create too many opportunities - we had two really clear ones - one Les put in the net and one Cudicini saved it. Sometimes it's enough, you don't need to create ten to score one or two goals."
Our summer signing said he tried to just play his normal game on his much-anticipated return to Chelsea.
"It was alright, the people were alright, they didn't boo me. I just tried to play as normal as possible, I didn't have a chance to score but it's okay - I'm happy with it."