Our assistant boss felt the disappointment at the end of last season having been in the European shake-up for most of the campaign.
He reflected: "We had a good start to the season and we were up there ironically enough without playing the football we would have liked to but we were winning matches.
"For most of the season we were in striking distance of a place in Europe but it was the last few games that ruined our chances.
"We have to be honest and say that the second half of the season wasn't good enough and consequently we didn't get any rewards.
"The year before we ahd a bright start, got the Worthington Cup Final but got beaten and we were very ambitious to take it one step further.
"It didn't happen and we have to understand that there were moans at the end of the season but we were tenth in the league and could easily have finished seventh.
"We didn't though and people were a little negative. It's our job to get everyone positive again, starting now and get ready for the coming season, which is very important."
John Gorman has underlined the importance of bringing a positive vibe back to White Hart Lane.