Carlisle United boss Greg Abbott was full of praise for Andre Villas-Boas and Tottenham after last night's Capital One Cup defeat.

AVB's Spurs ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

"If he wants a glass of white or red wine he might be struggling," said Abbott. "But we've got bitter in the fridge and we'll put the toastie machine on and see what we can rustle up.

"He can have what he wants. He and his team have done things properly and deserved to win. You can't deny that. They were excellent.

"I was really pleased with how we acquitted ourselves, but the gulf in class showed and once we went behind to a pretty soft goal it was tough."