PHOTOS: Tottenham Hotspur's worst moments of 2014

Tim Sherwood Press Conference Smiling 12/02/2014

Tim Sherwood rants, North London heartache and Chelsea pain all feature.

Tottenham had a bad moment at the start of the year. On the fourth of January they were dumped out of the FA Cup by a Theo Walcott inspired Arsenal. Losing to their North London rivals is worse at the best of times, but being trolled by a stretchered off Walcott did little to improve relations between the two clubs.

Tottenham were then thrashed by Manchester City 5-1 at the end of January, at White Hart Lane - as they continued to struggle against the Premier League's big boys.

Tottenham also lost a club hero in the early part of the year. Jermain Defoe left the club to join FC Toronto of MLS oin a £6 million deal.

After a 4-0 defeat against Chelsea Sherwood launched a tirade of accusation against his players. He slammed some of his players for not playing up to their ability and that some of them were simply not good enough, before writing off any chance of making into the top four.

They were then subsequently defeated by Benfica in the Europa League, eventually crashing out 5-3 on aggregate to the Portuguese side.

Their North London curse continued in March, when a smash and grab from Tomas Rosicky saw Tottenham lose 1-0 at home to The Gunners and a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool that same month convinced the board Sherwood was not the man for the job.

A bad start to this month saw Tottenham fall at Chelsea, draw at home to Crystal Palace and lose to Besiktas - but they have certainly improved into the end of the season.

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