Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has admitted his disappointment that his penalty heroics counted for nothing in Saturday's defeat to Sunderland.
The Brazilian saved two spot-kicks from former Spurs team-mate Darren Bent at the Stadium of Light, but he and his team-mates still fell to a 3-1 loss.
Prior to Gomes' brilliance, Bent had already converted one penalty, having also opened the scoring after only 36 seconds, to set Tottenham on the way to a damaging defeat in their pursuit of a place in the UEFA Champions League.
Spurs No.1 Gomes was pleased to save the penalties, however, he has confessed that his stops are essentially meaningless after the defeat to Sunderland, which was wrapped up by a late wonder-volley from Boudewijn Zenden.
"I've never faced three penalties in a game," Gomes told Tottenham's official website when asked about a first loss in 10 games in all competitions.
"It was a difficult moment and I just wanted to do my best because if I saved the penalties, we stayed in the game.
"Unfortunately, they scored a very good goal after 85 minutes and that was enough. It's only better for me if we win the game, that's all that matters."