Harry Redknapp has admitted that the game was in Tottenham Hotspur’s hands, only for them to fluff their lines and draw 2-2 at PSV Eindhoven.
Harry Kane looked to have secured his side a first Group B win of the season with his second-half header, but Hugo Lloris was given his marching orders for a 78th-minute foul outside of his penalty area.
Tottenham had plenty of chances to kill off the game but lacked that clinical touch in front of goal which cost them dearly in the 88th minute when Luuk de Jong managed to level.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side face an uphill task to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition having only picked up one point from their opening three matches.
Worryingly, Spurs are winless in five Champions League games (D2 L3), their longest run without a win in the competition.
Redknapp told BT Sport as quoted by the Mail: ‘Tottenham were far and away the better team,’
‘(PSV) are, no disrespect, an average team who wouldn’t survive in the Premier League. It’s very frustrating but it’s the same story as the (Inter) Milan game.
‘Complete control of the game with the points in the bag and then… The game was in their hands.’
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