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MARTIN'S THOUGHTS FOR THE FANS

Posted on 10 January 2006  - 12:00

Martin Jol's thoughts turned quickly to our supporters after Sunday's FA Cup exit at Leicester City.

Martin Jol's thoughts turned quickly to our supporters after Sunday's FA Cup exit at Leicester City.

It was another sell-out for our travelling fans as 5,000 packed into the Walkers Stadium - making up over a quarter of the attendance.

Things looked to be going so well as Jermaine Jenas and Paul Stalteri's screamer put us 2-0 up after 42 minutes of a third round tie we had dominated.

However, Elvis Hammond handed Leicester a lifeline just a minute after our second goal to make it 2-1 at the interval and goals from Stephen Hughes after 57 minutes and Mark de Vries in injury time completed the comeback.

I'm gutted for everyone at Spurs, especially our fans - one week we are in heaven, the next week we are in hell

"We say before every match that we don't want to let the fans down and they were here in their thousands again, it wasn't a sell-out but our tickets were sold out and there were 5,000 Spurs fans.

"I'm sure they were pretty satisfied after the first half but we came out in the second half and couldn't make the difference.

"I would have loved to have at least taken Leicester back to White Hart Lane for a replay but they scored in the final minutes and we couldn't repair the damage.

"That was upsetting because we couldn't do anything about it."