Harry hails amazing fightback

30 October 2008 07:48
New Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp called his side's 4-4 north London derby draw at Arsenal 'amazing', after seeing his side rescue a draw in the dying seconds of the game. Jermaine Jenas and Aaron Lennon struck in the final minute of the match to deny the Gunners of all three points, with the home side having led both 3-1 and 4-2 earlier on in proceedings. Redknapp told his club's official website: "Amazing. I thought at 1-0 with ten minutes to half-time, let's get to half-time 1-0 up because it's going to be a tight game. "We couldn't defend the set-pieces though, got back into the game at 3-2 then gave a terrible goal away and it looked all over at 4-2, but full credit to the lads, we kept going and pulled an amazing result out of the bag. "I thought we started well. We got a great goal from David Bentley, passed the ball well - I felt we passed it as well as them in the first half. "Suddenly we conceded from a set-piece, Silvestre wasn't picked up well and then we came out second half and conceded a second goal from a set-piece, we're 2-1 down in no time. "It was then 3-1, but we got back to 3-2 and were thinking 'let's see what we're made of', but before we had a chance of doing anything we gave another goal away. "So, credit to the lads. We kept going and showed a lot of character. "It's going to be a long season, but there was a great atmosphere in that dressing room. I've tried to make them believe in themselves and there's ability in the squad."

Source: ESA