Alex Inglethorpe was able to take positives from our Under-18s' 6-0 loss at Birmingham in the Premier Academy League on Saturday.
Blues striker Akwasi Asante did the damage with five of the six goals as his side led 4-0 at half-time before completing the scoring in the 75rd minute and added time.
In-between, Jessie Waller Lassen missed a penalty after Kudus Oyenuga was brought down.
Alex reported: "It seems a strange thing to say but I was happier with this performance than when we beat Charlton 4-0 earlier in the season.
"We controlled the play for larger periods, kept the ball, created five or six good chances, missed a penalty and in the end we were undone because it was unfair contest between their number nine and our makeshift defence.
"We were missing a couple of central defenders and we ended up coming up against a strong Birmingham forward who scored five of their six goals.
"Again, if you watched a re-run of the game and took the goals out, the performance wouldn't be too bad.
"You also have to credit the Birmingham striker because his finishing was very good. I wouldn't take anything away from him.
"We were a young team again, we finished with two Under-16 players and it's a learning curve for us."
Spurs U18s: Miles, Tapping, Stewart, Dombaxe, Barthram, Yeboah (Day, 30), Waller Lassen, Munns, Oyenuga, Champion (Lamires, 65), McQueen (Angol, 80).