Spurs manager Harry Redknapp admitted that it was ‘soul destroying’ to go in a goal down to Manchester United at half time after dominating much of the first half. The club website points to the possession stats (58% to 42% in our favour) but if you don’t convert your chances then they count for nothing.
“I came in at half-time and couldn’t believe we were 1-0 down,” said Harry.
“The players did everything I asked them to do in the first half. I thought they were outstanding.
“I said at half-time ‘we can win this game’ and we started the same way in the second half.
“We just needed a break. When you are 2-0 down after you have bossed a game, mentally it’s difficult. You are thinking ‘how are we losing this game when we’re playing so well?’
“But there are lots of positives. I was well pleased with the performances and we’ll pick ourselves up again.”
The defeat leaves Spurs in third but the gap is narrowing. After Stevenage in the cup this weekend it’s a trip to Goodison Park and David Moyes’ Everton this Saturday.