Tottenham have it all to do in the second leg of their Europa League tie with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk after falling to a 1-0 defeat in Ukraine.
Spurs are seemingly taking their quest for the top four more seriously than their Europa League campaign, and it showed with a poor performance against Juande Ramos' side.
Ramos, a former Spurs manager himself, took the spoils tonight as Yevhen Konoplyanka - a rumoured target for Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham themselves - struck home a late penalty to give Dnipro the 1-0 win.
But it could have been all so very different had Roberto Soldado turned the ball into the net from close range with the goal at his mercy, as the Spaniard's tough season continued with a shocking miss that drew criticism from fans.
The team were even compared to 'a team of Mesut Ozil's' to illustrate just how poor they were, and here are some of the post-match reactions from Spurs fans on Twitter.
I think we spent £100m on 7 of the most average players you could find! Soldado and Lamela being the worst! Out with the pair of them #THFC— Bert Gumble (@bertiemyboy) February 20, 2014
It might also be worth pointing out that we did play in a country having a major political upheaval. I would not want to play in that #THFC— Michael (@mikeywomble) February 20, 2014
We looked average at best. Naughton was appalling. Don't see what Chadli brings. Soldado poor. Dawson too slow. Rose out of position #THFC— Craig Pankhurst (@Craig_Pankhurst) February 20, 2014
Tonight Tottenham looked like 11 Ozil's running around of the field. Seriously our lads can do much better then this #THFC— Spurs Finest (@SpursFinest) February 20, 2014
Was bentaleb playing tonight? The kids been decent for us but tims got to be prepared to drop him, at the minute he seems untouchable #thfc— Tottenham Truth (@OUT_AVB) February 20, 2014
Nice to see #THFC doing their best to cheer up the people of the Ukraine by charitably tossing away the match tonight :-(— PtheP (@PtheP) February 20, 2014
This is the 'embarrassing, pathetic spurs' we all know and hate #thfc— Joe Lillington (@JoeyLillington) February 20, 2014
Doesn't seem a coincidence that #thfc players' efforts in the Europa League seem to correlate to their manager's interest in the competition— Tainio6 (@Tainio6) February 20, 2014
our defence were all over the place at times, while the MFs were too easily bypassed & again seemed unsure of their exact roles #THFC— Nick Dorrington (@chewingthecoca) February 20, 2014
Seems like Sherwood didn't have a clue how good they were going to be and had a game plan of don't worry about defending... #THFC— Joshua Coull (@Coullj) February 20, 2014
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