By Danny Wright

Toby Alderweireld has claimed that there is no need to be a “too dramatic” after Tottenham were dumped out of the League Cup by rivals West Ham at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Spurs have missed out on a chance to win one piece of silverware already this season after squandering a two goal lead from the first-half to be stunned 3-2 by Slaven Bilic and his men, with the Hammers boss coming under increased pressure to save his job.

After the game, there was a sense of mixed feeling surrounding Tottenham as on one hand they can now focus more on the Premier League, Champions League and in January the FA Cup, but on the other they have missed the chance of a trophy.

Many believe that this Spurs team won’t be seen as great as it is, due to the lack of honours that they have won, which makes defender Alderweireld’s comments after the defeat quite questionable.

“You have to keep the level up because if you drop it a little bit you see what happens. It’s a good thing to learn,” the Spurs centre-back said, as quoted by ESPN journalist Ben Pearce on his personal Twitter account.

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“We’re not like ‘oh, it’s only a cup’. We’d love to have won – but we don’t have to be too dramatic about it.”

Alderweireld is yet to win anything since joining Tottenham in 2015 and it seems unlikely that they will be able to lift anything other than the FA Cup this season.

It’s very early days, but Manchester City look in solid contention for the Premier League title – as well as Spurs’ Saturday opponents Manchester United – while the Champions League will most likely be won by one of the European elite.

Many look at the League Cup as a competition to give younger players a chance, but there’s no doubt that some fans would have still loved to have seen their side lift the trophy at their temporary home stadium last this term.

In other Tottenham news, Ledley King has made a bold claim about Spurs ahead of their game against Man United.

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