May 26 2013 Latest news:
Tottenham drew 1-1 with Aston Villa
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was frustrated that his side had not put Chelsea and Newcastle out of the equation in the race for the Champions League.
Spurs drew 1-1 at Aston Villa, after Emmanuel Adebayor to leave them fourth going into the final day but they could be overhauled by their rivals if they fail to pick up maximum points against Fulham.
“We dominated the second half but we couldn’t get the second goal,” Redknapp said.
“It’s all to play for next week there are so many permutations.
“If we’d won today we’d have taken Newcastle and Chelsea out of the equation so we wanted three points but you can’t always have what’s ideal.
“Once you go down to 10, five minutes into the second half, you’ll take a point all day long. I thought we put a real shift in I couldn’t have asked for any more.”
Redknapp also defended Spurs youngster Danny Rose after he was sent off for a horror tackle on Alan Hutton.
“Danny is not a nasty tackler, he’s a good player, a good little footballer,” Redknapp said.
“I didn’t know whether [Charles] N’Zogbia pushed him into the challenge. I’ll have to look at it again.”