Toby Alderweireld has admitted that yesterday’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City was difficult for the players to take but vowed to use the feeling as motivation to win silverware in the future.

The final against City was a chance for the players to salvage some pride after what has been a poor season for the club so far.

With Jose Mourinho losing his job last week, Spurs fans would have been hoping that Ryan Mason’s arrival would be able to galvanise the squad as they attempted to end the club’s 13-year trophy drought.

However, Spurs were completely outplayed by City at Wembley and even though Pep Guardiola’s men only got the winner in the 82nd minute, there was a sense of inevitability about the result.

Tottenham will now have to pick themselves up and look to finish the season strong, with a place in the top four still up for grabs.

Alderweireld admitted that it was a special feeling to play in front of supporters after a long time and thanked the fans for their unconditional support.

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Alderweireld can certainly hold his head up high on the back of his display yesterday. If not for the brilliant performance from the Belgian and his defensive partner Eric Dier, we would have likely been on the end of a thrashing.

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