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Redknapp: “We deserved to win UEFA Cup tie”

Tottenham’s Euro dream dies at the Lane

Tottenham 1/ Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (agg. 1-3)

Following last week’s defeat in whatever country Shakhtar Donetsk are from, Spurs coach Harry Redknapp warned us that he would be fielding a crappy side for the second leg. His ‘rotation policy’ failed to pay off last night (despite a brilliant opener from Giovani), but the gaffer remained in high spirits:

“The lads were terrific here and we were very unlucky not to win.”If we didn’t have a cup final coming up, I wouldn’t have been looking to rest players.

“No one wanted to win this tie more than I did. It would have been great to go through. We deserved to win and their coach told me so afterwards.”

Their coach told you so, Harry? That’s almost as good as an actual win, right? Presumably, the irony of focusing on a cup final whose prize is a place in the UEFA Cup isn’t lost on you, Mr Redknapp?

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4 responses so far
  • Tim // February 27, 2009 at 9:12 am

    This is ridiculous. Spurs team played pretty well last night and its right for Harry to praise the young lads who played. As for the Carling cups prize being a place in the uefa cup is ridiculous. The prize is actually a place in the far more prestigious UEFA Europa League.

  • George // February 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Is the Spurs-never-win-when-Bale-plays run still going?

  • Ryan Bailey // February 27, 2009 at 10:51 am

    The Bale run is still going, George.

    And Tim, your Europa League made me laugh to the extent that tea nearly came out of my nose. Which is disgusting. Are you happy now?

  • Ryan Failey // February 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    The Europaaaaa DUM DUM DEE DEEEE

    *sung to the champions league anthem

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