After last night’s hard fought 3-1 win over Stevenage, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp claimed that the match was as tough as expected and he derided anyone who felt we were going to ‘smash’ the league one outfit.
“It was a difficult game, just what I expected,” said Harry.
“When I heard people saying we would smash this lot at home I thought ‘not a chance’.
“You only had to look at their record in terms of goals conceded away from home, very low, best in the division and a well-organised team who work their socks off.
“They are also dangerous on set-plays, every free-kick and corner comes in with a great delivery.”
Even at 3-1 it was a case of watching from behind the sofa for those of us who couldn’t make it and after going 1-0 down it was easy to fear the worst. Eventually, the finishing of Jermain Defoe saw us through and that will lead to inevitable debate as to why JD has featured more in recent weeks since returning from injury.
For the time being however we’re through and it’s Bolton at home in the 6th round on March 17th.