Harry Redknapp praised his players after yesterday’s agonising defeat at Manchester City and at one point, the manager and his bench were convinced that Jermain Defoe had snatched a late winner.
“Gareth rolled the ball square to Jermain and we were all up on our feet ready for the ball to be put into the empty net,” Harry said.
“But he couldn’t quite get there. He changed his stride pattern slightly and missed it by inches.
“They then got the ball forward, it was a bit of a melee and the penalty came from that. It was heart breaking to lose like that.
“I couldn’t have asked for any more from the players.
Overall, Harry bemoaned a bad start to the second half,
“We came in at half-time at 0-0 and I thought it was evenly balanced, we kept the ball well and passed it great.
“We then had a bad two or three minutes when we conceded the two goals.
“It was so frustrating in the end but I was delighted with the players.”
Spurs remain third after the defeat and of the teams below us, only Chelsea managed a point. As a result, our gap is cut slightly to five points as we head into next Tuesday’s clash with Wigan.