Almost 9,000 fans made the early trip up to the capital to cheer on Pompey in Emirates FA Cup action.
And Joe Morrell felt they played their part in ensuring it was a positive day for everyone at the club, despite a narrow defeat at Tottenham.
The only shot on target before the break was from Reeco Hackett and the Blues were not being caused many problems.
A moment of magic from Harry Kane early in the second half ultimately saw the Premier League side progress, but Morrell believes the visitors can be proud of their efforts.
The midfielder said: “It’s a day that has probably showcased the best of our football club – on and off the pitch.
“I thought that it felt more like a home game and that’s something I’ve become accustomed to since joining Pompey.
"That has to be a benchmark – it’s no good turning up when you’re in front of 60,000 fans. We have to do this every week."
“Before the game I’d said that we needed to be at our very best, while also hoping for a little bit of luck.
“We were definitely close to the former, but when you’re facing world class players they can take the game away from you.
“They had the one real moment of quality from one of the best strikers out there and he does that kind of thing every week.
“We tried to slow things down as much as we could in the first half and wait for our moments to attack.
“That was the sensible thing to do, although you obviously expect a reaction from them after the break because we’d kept them quiet and had a couple of chances.
“We were always going to face a better Spurs team, but we could walk off with our heads held high. We can look back on the performance with pride.
“But that has to be a benchmark – it’s no good turning up when you’re in front of 60,000 fans. We have to do this every week.”