Tottenham's 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Wednesday may have earned the London club an away point in one of the toughest football leagues in the world, but the match did little to encourage Spurs supporters.
The draw marked the the third consecutive Premier League meeting in which Spurs have dropped points to the Canaries and the second consecutive 1-1 finish between the two sides.
What's worse, Tottenham's just did not play to their potential, making the encounter difficult to watch for those who regularly follows the club.
Still, even with so much negativity around Wednesday's performance, there are always some things to take away from any match.
Here are five lessons from Wednesday's draw with Norwich City.
For the second consecutive match, Tottenham have been well below par in their performance on the field.
Perhaps there were a few excuses in Spurs' performance against Leeds United on Sunday, in which they were eliminated from the FA Cup while playing a weakened side, but Wednesday's draw had none of those
Further, the match with Norwich creates a trend that should be worrying to all Tottenham supporters.
Of course, these are only two matches in the course of a long season. However, a couple bad matches can quickly snowball into a big problem, a fact that Spurs fans should be well aware of given the team's collapse late last season.
Tottenham must find a way end the skid and get out of the cold snap as soon as possible.
Over the past few weeks, the weak point of this season's Tottenham side has been made abundantly clear: striker.
With only a couple recognized strikers in the lineup, Spurs have had trouble since Emmanuel Adebayor left for the Africa Cup of Nations.
The difficulty the side has had emphasizes how ill-prepared they are for any injuries or other problems.
Further, Jermain Defoe has been putting in some frustrating displays for quite some time now, while all other options have been inconsistent to say the least.
While some others may disagree, it seems clear that the club must address this situation on deadline day.
A deal for Brazilian Leandro Damiao would be awesome, but if it cannot be done by Thursday, a cut-rate deal for an experienced player like the one the club made for Louis Saha last season would do wonders for the club.
Hopefully it would have better results than the Saha deal, though.
Gareth Bale's goal on Wednesday was, in a word, incredible.
The Welshman's run into the box, turn past his opposing defenders, and cool strike was a thing of beauty.
The solo goal was one of the few moments of invention for Spurs in front of the Norwich goal and rescued a point for the side.
Could the club survive should Bale decide to leave in the summer?
Perhaps, but supporters should enjoy the Welshman's incredible skill and ability to save the club while he's still in London.
No, Lewis Holtby didn't have one of those Hollywood debuts where he scores the winner at the death.
However, the German had a great debut that makes one excited for his future at the club.
Right after Lewis came on the pitch for Spurs, the side immediately got a shot of adrenaline and, not coincidentally, equalized 10 minutes later.
Before Wednesday's match, it was hard to imagine Holtby taking over a spot in the starting XI.
Now, it is quite understandable for supporters to be excited to see what the 22-year-old can do for a full 90 minutes.
Tottenham's draw with Norwich on Wednesday tightened up the race for Premier League's top four and the subsequent Champions League spots that come with them.
Spurs' grip on fourth is now down to just one point over Everton with 14 matches left in the season.
Further, the result showed just how far Spurs have to go to get one of those top spots.
In the end, a club must win the matches they can in order to reach their goals. This has obviously eluded Tottenham in their two draws with Norwich this season, a side who has earned just two points in their past seven league matches.
With a hefty schedule coming up, Tottenham's path to the top four is still blocked by quite a few hurdles.
Expect this one to come down to the wire.