Glenn Hoddle insists himself and the players have moved on from the cup exit at Burnley and are completely focused on Sunday's trip to Sunderland.
There were plenty of long faces in the camp after Wednesday's Worthington Cup defeat but the boss revealed at Spurs Lodge yesterday that the inquest into that performance was held immediately afterwards at Turf Moor.
Asked what he had said to pick up the lads, Glenn responded: "A lot of it was said at Burnley and there comes a time when you have to turn your mind to the next game.
"As a staff, we have to lift the players. They are as disappointed as anyone because they wanted to go back to Cardiff and go one step further than last season.
"That hasn't happened and we're out of that cup, it's gone. We've picked ourselves up in the past and we'll have to do it again.
"Now we have to go to Sunderland and that was always going to be tough anyway, especially with Howard Wilkinson looking for his first Premiership win.
"But we are well set in the league and can go there with encouragement.
"We played well against Chelsea and started well against Burnley, where it was our own reasons why we didn't win from a 1-0 lead.
"We have to pick ourselves and put in a good performance. That's what we intend to do."