Friday, 16 March 2012

Harry not worrying over Spurs

Manager Harry Redknapp insists he has no reason to be concerned by Tottenham's recent slump because he still feels they are producing quality performances.
Spurs have suffered three successive defeats in the Premier League to hinder their chances of securing UEFA Champions League football next season.
A deflating 5-2 derby demolition by Arsenal at the end of last month was followed by a home defeat to Manchester United before losing to Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.
However, an FA Cup fifth-round replay victory over Stevenage ahead of the trip to Merseyside handed Spurs a spot in the quarter-finals and a welcome boost.


Tottenham take on Bolton at White Hart Lane in the last eight on Saturday and, while keen to get back on track, Redknapp is adamant recent results have not reflected his side's performances.
"We've had a couple of results that haven't gone our way, but the performances have been excellent," he told Sky Sports.
"I think if we were playing badly you'd start worrying, but we haven't.
"I've probably never had a team since I've been in football that had more of the game against Man United than we did on that particular day. We've been fortunate enough to beat Manchester United once or twice, but you've come away quite often and thought how have we won that game?
"We played ever so well against them and the same at Everton last week. No one goes to Everton and gets an easy game. The second half was as good as I've ever had a team play at Everton.
"It was just unfortunate really we didn't get the results but I've got no problem with the performances."
Redknapp admits Spurs face a "big week", with a visit of Stoke looming on Wednesday before his side make the short trip to Chelsea next weekend, but for the moment the manager is focused on Bolton.
"We want to get to the semi-finals so it's very, very important for us," he said.
"The priority is getting to the cup final and getting a Champions League place, that's where we're at.
"We want to go to Wembley if we can this year, certainly, so tomorrow is an important game.
"It's a big week. We've got an important cup game and then obviously two important league games - Stoke and Chelsea - so we'll give it our best shot in all of them."
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