The mid-table Belgian side made Tottenham look like a Championship club following their Europa League last 32 first leg 1-0 victory after veteran Jérémy Perbet netted an hour into the match.
Spurs created one or two opportunities to score an away goal which, to be honest were few and far between – the best fell to Harry Kane who hit the post early in the second half but other than that…
Next week’s return fixture is expected to be a sell-out however, will 7000 Gent supporters witness our dreaded Wembley Stadium hoodoo and in doing so dump us out of the competition?
Mauricio Pochettino Post Match Interview
‘I am disappointed yes because we had a lot of opportunities before we conceded, but the tie is open.
‘It’s true that maybe it was not a good performance but we need to understand that it’s always difficult to play in the Europa League.
‘We need to find a way to go to Wembley and win the game and go to the next round.’
Eric Dier told BT Sport
‘We did show more aggression than Saturday against Liverpool. I don’t think we created enough chances to win.
‘In the first half, they were the better of the two sides but after half-time we were better until the goal. It stopped us in our tracks. We could not get going again. They sat back and we could not get the away goal.
‘When you go a goal down, you want to give everything to get back into the game. Maybe we were erratic at times and could have been a bit calmer and waited for our chance. That is something for us to work on.
‘I don’t see why we cannot turn it around. This team gave everything against us, we did that but lacked a bit of quality. At home we will be better.’
Pre-Match Yids In Gent
At least the guys out in Belgium had a good day out – just a pity the team forgot to turn up.
It’s not over until the fat lady sings!