Echo Jury: Michael Glancy reflects on yesterday’s defeat at Tottenham

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AFTER last week’s miracle, it would have been greedy to expect anything from a side who are currently third in the league and in scintillating form at home.

The real test for us will come when we play QPR away on Wednesday. That is certainly a game we should be looking to win, whereas yesterday I felt that Spurs were just too good for us.

However, it was a game where we could have scraped a last-minute equaliser due to our persistence on refusing to let the game run away from us. Under Bruce, we probably would have lost that game by three or four.

Spurs controlled a lot of the play and, despite our good defending, should have been 2-0 up at the 90-minute mark after Modric missed a sitter.

McClean came on and looked promising again, even though he was up against one of the best right-backs in the country. Vaughan had a good game and was tidy and Gardner was fairly impressive when he came on as well.

I would start Gardner and Vaughan on Wednesday, as Colback has been looking out of sorts recently and needs a rest.

We should go into that game full of belief that we can win it.

To read the rest of the Echo Jury, please see tonight’s Sunderland Echo.