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Posted on 2 October 2008  - 12:00

Wisla Krakow coach Maciej Skorza felt his side gave us too much respect in Thursday's UEFA Cup first round, second leg.

Opposition view

Wisla Krakow coach Maciej Skorza felt his side gave us too much respect in Thursday's UEFA Cup first round, second leg.

Certainly, Wisla's passing game didn't seem to have the same zip about it as we witnessed in the first leg at the Lane, where they impressed and grabbed a vital away goal in a 2-1 Spurs win.

Back on home soil in Poland, Wisla only created one notable chance in the first half before an own goal handed us that crucial lead and away goal on the night, making it 3-1 on aggregate.

Wisla finally upped the ante in the final 15 minutes when they forced Heurelho Gomes into a number of fine saves and pulled a goal back via Pawel Brozek with seven minutes left. Indeed, Brozek had a late, late chance to nick a 2-1 win and thereforetake the game into extra time, but again couldn't get the better of Gomes.

"We showed too much respect to Tottenham," stated Skorza.

"Our possession was better in London. The pressure also had an influence on our players because we had better results going into the match."