The pressure eased off Slaven Bilic a little as his West Ham side came from two down to beat Spurs 3-2 at Wembley.
Trailing to goals from Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli, the Hammers launched a remarkable fightback as Andre Ayew’s brace drew them level before Angelo Ogbonna headed the winner.
It could be a pivotal result for Bilic, whose side are above the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference alone.
And he told Sky Sports: “Of course I’m glad when we win, especially in this way.
“But it’s no time to ‘go large’ now – we’ve done nothing, we have to continue like this.”
The stunning result followed a dismal 3-0 loss at home to Brighton, and came with a team showing nine changes from that Friday night setback.
Bilic said: “We couldn’t wait for the game to start after the Brighton game. We would hope the Brighton game was a one-off, recently we are doing well apart from that.
“We wanted to put a strong team out tonight, a few players we rested but mostly we believed the alternatives were also good enough and deserved a chance.
“Players like (Sam) Byram, Ogbonna, Declan Rice, (Edimilson) Fernandes, Ayew deserved a chance.
“We have to be humble and sacrifice for the cause of the team – no matter who plays, there shouldn’t be long faces, we need all the squad.”