Cape Town - Mauricio Pochettino was pleased with the personality of his Tottenham side as they saw off Watford on penalties in the League Cup on Wednesday.
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Spurs have struggled for results this season, including a loss to the Hornets in the Premier League at the beginning of the month.
They returned to winning ways by beating Brighton on Saturday, but needed spot-kicks to make it to the fourth round of the EFL Cup.
Isaac Success had opened the scoring at Stadium MK on 46 minutes before Christian Kabasele saw red for upending Dele Alli in the box.
Teams that have qualified for this round are as follows:
West Ham United
Everton play Southampton in their third round tie on October 2 2018.