Redknapp: Spurs aren't complacent even though we blew it at Everton

07 December 2009 11:51
Harry Redknapp has hit back at claims that complacency could cost his Tottenham side a place in the Champions League.

Spurs supporters were frustrated after the Londoners lost a two goal lead to draw 2-2 at Everton, to leave them behind bitter rivals Arsenal in fourth place.

But Redknapp insisted: 'I don't think we got casual. It wasn't complacency.

Frustration: Harry Redknapp saw his side lose a two goal lead at Everton

'We're an open team, we play an open game. We were the away team, yet I played with two wide men and two strikers. It was a very open-looking team, and that's how we play.'

Goals from Jermain Defoe and Michael Dawson looked to have taken Spurs above Arsenal and up to third, but Everton hit back through Louis Saha and Tim Cahill, and then Defoe missed a stoppage time penalty for the visitors.

Redknapp said: 'For sure, I'm frustrated. We've thrown two points away, there is no doubt about that. But what can you do?

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'Overall, in the general pattern of the game I couldn't fault the way we played. We controlled it, passed it well, made chances, everything was right. It looked like we were going to keep a clean sheet, but then suddenly they came back.

'Even then, we had the opportunity of a spot kick. You can't ask for more than that, can you?'

Tottenham will want to return to winning ways when they entertain Wolves on Saturday, before a crunch clash with Manchester City next week.

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Source: Daily_Mail