After gaining what Harry Redknapp described as a ‘useful’ point against Stoke, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp hailed a ‘big’ point in Saturday’s early kick off against Chelsea.
In terms of Champions League places, it could indeed prove to be a massive point and for the time being, it maintains our five point lead in fourth, when some of us were expecting the gap to be closed to two.
“It’s a big point for us, it keeps them five points behind us now. I thought we did enough to win the game. We edged it. We kept the ball great and we looked the more likely,” said Harry after the match.
“It’s a good point but there’s a long way to go, there’ll be twists and turns. It’s wide open for the top four. Everyone is capable of winning six or seven in a row.”
However, Rafael van der Vaart felt that we were unlucky not to extend that lead to eight points.
“I think we played well today, we kept the ball well, and I think we deserved more than a point,” VDV said.
“But a point gives us confidence for the next few games, especially to have earned it away from home against a big team. We did well.”
After Tuesday’s FA Cup game with Bolton it’s back to league action with a home tie against Swansea at the weekend.