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Spurs strength pleases Harry
20 Apr 2009 - 07:55:07
Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham Hotspur's resurgence under his management has been down to an "incredible" defensive effort.
Speaking after Sunday's 1-0 win over Newcastle United at White Hart Lane which kept the north London club in the running for a return to European competition next season, the Spurs boss hailed his mean defence.
Darren Bent's 25th minute goal proved decisive as Spurs racked up a fifth home league clean sheet in a row.
"It's another three points, another clean sheet and another good performance," acknowledged Redknapp.
"The defensive record here has been incredible. At times you win 1-0 and that's what good teams do.
"No game is easy and you are not always going to score three or four goals."
Meanwhile, Redknapp has admitted he is fearing the worst after losing defender Michael Dawson to a nasty looking first-half ankle injury.
"It's either ligament damage or, hopefully not, a fracture but I wouldn't want to say at this point," he added.
"He's going to have a scan and we'll have to wait and see. It looked quite nasty though.
"It was a big blow because he dealt with every header in the first 25 minutes or so and looked a tower of strength."