Harry Redknapp acknowledged that it will be a near impossible task to overhaul last night’s deficit but promised to give it a go when Real Madrid travel to White Hart Lane next week.
Spurs were trailing to an Adebayor goal when Peter Crouch was dismissed for a second yellow card on 15 minutes. Clearly going down to ten men didn’t help and with no main striker, it was going to be difficult even to get an away goal.
“I haven’t seen a replay of the tackle, the referee made the decision and I’m sure he made what he thought was the right decision,” Harry said of Crouch’s dismissal.
“I haven’t seen it but he shouldn’t have taken the chance, he’s already got a yellow card, he shouldn’t take the chance that he might get a red card, so that’s disappointing.”
Looking ahead to next week Harry added: “It’s never over until it’s over and you never know, though obviously we’ve got a mountain to climb, there’s no doubt about that.
“I knew it would be a difficult night here but to come here and lose a player after 10 minutes made it impossible for us really.
“But we’ve done fantastic , it’s been a great experience so far, and there’s still a game to come at White Hart Lane.”
Crouch is unavailable for the next leg and we also await news of Vedran Corluka who limped off with an ankle injury.