Spurs still feeling sick
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jermaine Jenas has revealed the disappointment Tottenham felt in losing fourth.
Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has shed light on the huge disappointment his side felt in missing out on the UEFA Champions League.
Despite holding fourth spot for all of 2006 a controversial defeat at West Ham - Spurs requested a postponement after many of their squad fell ill overnight - on the final day of the season saw the club relinquish the final qualification place.
And if that was not hard enough to stomach for Spurs then it was North London rivals Arsenal who leapfrogged the White Hart Lane club to exacerbate their pain.
"I've just about got the disappointment of not winning a Champions League spot out of the system," said Jenas.
"To hold on to fourth spot for half a season and lose it on the last day was massively disappointing.
"There was a lot of anger and a lot of hurt even though we had a great season. All the lads felt the same.
"We knew how big the Champions League was and we all worked really hard through the season to achieve a place and it hurts.
"When the gaffer came back into the dressing room he said, 'Get your heads up, you have achieved something special' - but it's not as special as we wanted."