Spurs manager Harry Redknapp blamed it on a ‘bad day’ as the club surrendered a two goal lead at The Emirates. Harry also admitted that he was a little puzzled by the defeat and couldn’t quite explain how it had all happened.
“Even at 2-0 I couldn’t say I felt over-comfortable,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“I wanted to get to half-time but I felt they were creating chances and we looked a bit open really. It was a difficult one. I felt at half-time I needed to try to thicken us up a little bit.”
Harry switched things round by bringing on VDV and Sandro for Saha and Kranjcar but the side continued to capitulate.
“That should have happened, but didn’t. We didn’t defend well. It was basic, really,” Redknapp added:
“We don’t get beaten like that too often. It is a difficult one to put your finger on really.
Aside from the usual bragging rights the defeat could prove to be a real six pointer in terms of league position but for now, we still have a clear seven point lead in third with just twelve games to go.