Harry Redknapp said there were many positives to take out of last night’s game after Spurs exited the Carling Cup.
The game finished 0-0 after extra time before Tottenham crashed out 7-6 on penalties. Those spot kicks were missed by Roman Pavlyuchenko with an effort that his compatriots in the Rugby World Cup would have been proud of and Massimo Luongo, who did manage to find the target, if not the net.
“I was pleased with how some of the kids played, they came in and did a great job,” said Harry after the game.
“Jake Livermore and Tom Carroll in midfield were excellent, top class. We got Sandro back and Rafa played 50, 60 minutes as well, which he needed.
“The back four was strong and the two centre-halves were outstanding.”
There was no blame attached to Luongo of course and Harry was pleased with his overall performance. The name of Massimo Luongo has been introduced to Spurs fans in a memorable way for the wrong reasons, but he looks to have staked a claim for some Europa League football later in the season.