Harry Redknapp tried to focus on the positive last night after Tottenham’s Champions League dreams were finally last to rest at Eastlands.
“The players are disappointed, they all thought we deserved something,” said Redknapp after the game.
“I thought we controlled the game for long periods. For an away team we had a lot of the ball and played ever so well again.
“Luka had a great chance in the first half and the keeper made a great save in the second half.
“I’m delighted with the players. We played some great football against a top, top team. I couldn’t have asked for more.”
The game did seem to swing in the space of two minutes when Luka fired wide and then saw City score almost immediately afterward, but despite having chances, it seemed once again like our strikers were never going to find the net – not at the right end anyway.