Tottenham's character was questioned on and off the pitch, and answered by Christian Eriksen.
Tottenham answered a real question of their character last night, posed by Sheffield United on the pitch, and a former chairman off it.
They were 2-0 up on aggregate and appeared cruising, before a quick double from the home side levelled the scores and threw the outcome into doubt.
A lesser side would have folded, without momentum, away from home, and in snowy conditions, it was a time when Spurs fans would find out the mentality of their side was as strong as it has been cracked up to be in recent weeks.
It was questioned with the scores level by Lord Sugar, who suggested Sheffield United simply wanted the result more, and looked more likely as a result.
been out and just got back , this bloody team drive me nuts they cant win a game. Sheffield want it and Spurs don't— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 28, 2015
Surely speaking out of frustration at the possibility of dropping out of two cups in a matter of days, it certainly was a nailbiting few minutes with the scores level at Bramall Lane, before Christian Eriksen stepped up, with a crucial goal to give Spurs a 3-2 win.
His composed finish, and pinpoint through ball from Harry Kane, said a lot about how when it came down to it, Tottenham were able to let their quality show, and were not swept up in the moment.
Their strong mentality has come to the fore in recent weeks thanks to a succession of late victories, but considering what was at stake, this may have been the most impressive of the lot.
After the final whistle, Sugar commented to even out his earlier comment, praising Christian Eriksen's double, while his quip that the club do not do things the easy way, is something few can argue with.
We make hard work of it 2-3 Spurs thanks to Eriksen— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 28, 2015