1-3 down from the first leg and up against a side with an awesome unbeaten home record, Spurs were on a bit of a hiding to nothing tonight.
But they fought like lions, and restored some pride to the shirt after recent performances, with a makeshift team nearly winning the game on the night, indeed nearly taking it into extra-time, only to have to content themselves with a draw in the end.
Even though it finished 5-2 to Benfica on aggregate, the general consensus is that Spurs can be proud of their performance, and now concentrate solely on the league after bowing valiantly out of the Europa League.
Great effort v Benfica by Spurs in Europa League. Always next season – probably….
— Michael Lynch (@MickLynch_Age) March 20, 2014
Spurs were unlucky tonight. Put up a good fight against a quality Benfica side. Bentaleb impressive again.
— Michael Da Silva (@mjdasilva) March 20, 2014
Proud to be Spurs tonight. Great moral victory even if the real thing avoided us. I hope Benfica get butt ra*ed in the next round #coys
— Mark Griffin (@grifter1961) March 20, 2014
Yes we showed heart, but against a team that never got out of 1st gear. Well done Spurs. Now to avoid this sham of a tournament next year!
— Simon Mitchell (@MitchSmash) March 20, 2014
— Lee Hudson (@leehudson87) March 20, 2014
— Ricky (@RickyTFC) March 20, 2014
— Martin Hurl (@Hazard39) March 20, 2014
Well done ref – where was our pen eh? Great performance from Spurs second half though – Chadli's on fire! #coys
— Dominic Worsey (@Rhws1967) March 20, 2014
Well done spurs with such a weak side out drawing to a side that hasn't lost at home all season and chadli bagging 2 well done
— Tommy Hill (@TomIanHill) March 20, 2014