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Posted on 22 February 2008  - 12:00

Slavia Prague boss Karel Jarolim was left to rue the missed chances that could have changed the course of Thursday night's UEFA Cup tie.

Slavia Prague boss Karel Jarolim was left to rue the missed chances that could have changed the course of Thursday night's UEFA Cup tie.

Trailing 1-0 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate after just seven minutes, Jarolim saw his side battle back in the second half, pull a goal back through Matej Krajcik, hit the woodwork via David Strihavka's volley and then Paul Robinson deny Milan Ivana the goal that would have taken the tie into extra time with a world-class save.

However, from Jarolim's point of view, that early goal cost his side dear again. "We didn't start well. When they took the lead nobody was doubting that they would go through," he reflected.

"We made changes at half-time because we had nothing to lose.

"In the second half, especially after the equaliser, we managed to put Spurs under pressure and created several promising situations that could have changed the game in our favour.

"We then saw Slavia Prague as a team - aggressive, compact and fighting and the only thing I'm sorry about is that we didn't score the second goal to take the game into extra time."