Harry hoping for more FA Cup glory

03 January 2010 12:39
The Spurs boss lifted the cup at Wembley in 2008 with Portsmouth.[LNB]And after playing his strongest possible side against Championship strugglers Posh in Saturday's third-round tie, he vowed to do the same all the way to Wembley.[LNB]Redknapp said: "I put a good team out to win the game. You don't want to take liberties and winning is a good habit. I didn't want to put a weak team out and turn in a sloppy performance and then regret it afterwards."[LNB]On being asked whether Tottenham could win the cup this year for the ninth time in their history, Redknapp said: "We've got a chance the same as all the big boys. We have a good squad and there was no reason for me to mess about too much today.[LNB]"We're not in Europe. We only have two competitions. It would be different if we were involved in a Carling Cup semi-final like Aston Villa and Blackburn or Manchester United and Man City. But I have no reason to rest anybody for next Sunday, it's a week away.[LNB]"Every game is important. There was a full house here. People paid good money to come and watch the game. It was important we turned in a good performance.[LNB]"It would be nice to see someone outside the big four win the cup again. There's a long way to go but I like the way we are playing. We moved the ball well and played the ball around the pitch quickly."[LNB]Two goals from Nico Kranjcar and the inevitable strike from Jermain Defoe put Tottenham in control as they dominated a one-sided cup tie.[LNB]Captain Robbie Keane completed the rout in injury-time when he slotted home from the penalty spot after substitute Danny Rose had been brought down by Chris Whelpdale.[LNB]It could have been worse but for some spectacular saves from Posh goalkeeper Joe Lewis, who is being tracked by Premier League clubs.[LNB]Peterborough manager Mark Cooper said: "The goalkeeper kept us in it in the first half. He didn't deserve to concede four goals with his performance[LNB]"We thought Harry might rest a few but it wasn't to be. It was a fantastic performance from them. I was really impressed. They are a really good team.[LNB]"He (Redknapp) probably wants to keep the continuity going and rightly so and they were too good for us today.[LNB]"I said to the players 'You are playing against some of the best in Europe today go and enjoy it, test yourselves.' I can't fault the effort from the players. We just didn't defend. The goals were too soft."[LNB]Cooper thought Peterborough deserved a penalty when substitute Shaun Batt was brought down by Michael Dawson before Tottenham were awarded theirs.[LNB]Cooper said: "For me it's a penalty but he waves it away and goes straight down the other end and because Peterborough are bottom of the league he can't wait to give it so 3-1 becomes 4-0."[LNB]As for Tottenham, Cooper believes they can win the cup and as for the league, added: "I think they will finish in the top four."[LNB][LNB]

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