Harry hails clean sheet

02 May 2009 07:03
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has hailed his side's improving defence after another home clean sheet against West Brom. The visitors applied some second half pressure on the Tottenham goal after Jermaine Jenas had given the home side the lead on 43 minutes. The clean sheet was Tottenham's sixth consecutive in the league at White Hart Lane and they still have hopes of securing European football next season following some fine end-of-season form. "It's another clean sheet and I've just seen the replay - Jermain Defoe's goal was onside so it could easily have been two," Redknapp told Sky Sports. "I thought one or two of us looked a bit tired today at times but we hung in there and our keeper made some good saves when he had to and we had some good opportunities on the break." Redknapp was also impressed with West Brom, who are on the brink of relegation after the defeat left them six points from safety with just three games to go. "They've given plenty of teams a scare this year, I think they're very, very close to being a very decent team," said Redknapp. "They've been very unlucky in lots of games I've seen this season. They keep the ball great, they play an extra man in midfield and they pass it through midfield and keep possession of the ball." While the win leaves Spurs just one point off West Ham in seventh place, Redknapp was reluctant to add any pressure on his players by admitting that the last Europa League spot is in sight. "Overall I was pleased - it's another clean sheet and another terrific three points. A top half finish is more than we could have expected when I came here," he said.

Source: SKY_Sports