The Coventry manager Mark Robins has said that he wants the club to use the FA Cup defeat at the hands of Tottenham as a learning curve to grow as a club. The club were in danger of being humiliated by the Premier league team after they can see that three goals in just 37 min of play. Clint Dempsey opened the scoring for Tottenham after just 14 min, while the star winger Gareth Bale doubled the advantage in the 33rd minute. Coventry then conceded a goal just 4 min after the goal from Bale to go into the half-time trailing the Premier league club 3-0.
Robins has admitted that he did fear that Tottenham might humiliate the League One club, but his team put on a spirited display in the second half to end the match by the same score. Robins has said that he is extremely happy that his team was able to draw the match in the second half. He has praised the movement and the passing football adopted by the Premier league club, which has seen them rise to the third position in the table. The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas rested a number of high profile players for this match, but they were still able to steamroll their opposition.
“You have to try to learn something from every game. They are a top team, a real class act, and we know that next time we play a team like this we can’t afford to stand off them and allow them to dictate because once they get their tails up they are very difficult to stop. There was a touch of rabbits in the headlights about us at the start and after eight minutes you could fear a rout,” said Mark Robins. The club will be playing against Preston in the football league trophy during the weekend.