Coventry City manager Mark Robins felt that the Sky Blues job of getting a result in the FA Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane, became increasingly more difficult when the Tottenham Hotspur team was announced.
Clint Dempsey scored twice along with Gareth Bale who scored and used the game to give further evidence for those who rate him as one of the best midfielders in the world.
Speaking to the Press Association, Robins said: "We always knew it would be difficult but it got more difficult when we saw the team sheet.
"When you come to places like this you always hope the team you play against has a bit of a dip and that they take a few liberties, but they didn't.
"Spurs were magnificent today. Scott Parker led it and everyone followed suit. Whenever we got the ball, they were quicker than us and they got it back. It was a shame we didn't get a goal to take some heart from."
Source: Coventry MAD