For Tottenham Hotspur fans looking on the bright side, the current squad is the best the club has produced since at least the inception of the Premier League in 1992.

But defeat by West Ham United in the League Cup means that Spurs will now go over 10 years without a trophy - their longest drought since the Second World War.

Tottenham's last trophy came in February 2008 when Jonathan Woodgate's header helped Juande Ramos's side stun Chelsea to win the League Cup.

But in the same competition on Wednesday, Mauricio Pochettino's outfit embarrassingly threw away a 2-0 lead against the Hammers to go down 3-2 at Wembley in the last-16 - ensuring the club will now have to wait until at least May 2018 to lift a pot.

With this season's League Cup final in February 2018, Spurs were already on course to equal their longest barren run.

The club's previous longest major trophy drought spanned exactly a decade and came between their only two top flight titles won in 1951 and 1961.