After a disappointing loss to extend the unwanted record of consecutive Semi Final defeats without a win, Spurs will again face criticism that they lack the winning mentality when it matters.
This is a game where some Spurs fans will believe that the tie should have been wrapped up before United struck with their equaliser. With Spurs going ahead via an early Dele Alli goal, they looked comfortable in possession, and had chances to extend the lead further.
Many Tottenham fans were confident ahead of the game, and believed that this would be a turning point in the clubs development under Mauricio Pochettinho. However, optimism turned to despair when it became evident that Spurs would be going yet another year without a trophy.
Tottenham star Harry Kane has admitted that they may need to adopt a new approach in order to start winning the big games.
“It could be,” he replied when asked if mentality could be the difference between winning and losing the big games. “There’s obviously a reason why we’re falling short in the semi-finals, or in the big games. So we have to do better.
“It’s annoying. It’s hard to put a finger on why. But we weren’t good enough. It was an even game. They got their noses in front and that was the end of it.”
Harry struggled in the game and didn’t look up to his usual standard, failing to have any real impact on the game.
But the England Striker does not think his lack of form in recent games is due to rushing back from his ankle injury, in order to impress before this summer’s World Cup.
“That’s people’s opinion,” he said. “People are always going to look for something to say when maybe you’re not firing at your best. At the end of the day, I’ve still scored two in my last four, it’s not the worst in the world.
“But when you set standards, people are going to look for things when you’re not at them. I’m the same. I want to be better, I want to do better.