And on Thursday, Spurs absolutely dump trucked them. Even with Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele sitting out, Tottenham had no problem laying a 3-0 smackdown on the Viola, clinching a 4-1 aggregate victory in their Europa League tie.
Ryan Mason got the start in Dembele's place, and he turned in one of his best performances in a Spurs shirt. Mason got Tottenham on the board in the 25th minute, placing a gorgeous finish into the corner from close range. Nacer Chadli and Dele Alli set up the chance, though not in the prettiest fashion, with both falling over as they found a way to move the ball along. But it fell to Mason, who made a great run from deep and then an even better shot from a narrow angle.
Fiorentina looked somewhat threatening on the break, but never truly tested Hugo Lloris. Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer didn't look particularly bothered either. Spurs eventually added to their lead, and in much deserved fashion.
Ciprian Tatarusanu saved a Nacer Chadli shot in the 62nd minute, with the rebound falling near the penalty spot. Erik Lamela overran it a bit, but adjusted beautifully, turning around and placing a perfect left-footed strike into the back of the net.
The tie was clinched with an own goal 20 minutes after that. Dele Alli looked like he was about to get on the end of a Kieran Trippier cross, but Gonzalo Rodriguez got in his way. Unfortunately for Fiorentina, the only place Rodriguez could put the ball was over the line for Spurs' third goal.
With advancement secured, the trio of Nabil Bentaleb, Joshua Onomah and Harry Winks got themselves some garbage time minutes.
We await the Round of 16 draw on Friday, where Spurs could end up facing one of 15 very good teams.