Redknapp reflects on home defeat to Stoke

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Harry Redknapp rued Tottenham’s failure to see off Stoke City, after seeing his side slip to a 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane.

Glenn Whelan’s 86th minute goal proved costly, after Spurs had a number of chances to go ahead and could have been at least 3-0 up in the first-half.

Redknapp told the official site: “We had so many chances, efforts cleared off the line, we hit the post, it just wouldn’t go in.

“Their goalkeeper had a great day as well.

“We went down to 10 men late on because I’d made all my substitutions and Aaron Lennon got a knock and couldn’t continue.

“In the last 15 minutes you’re sitting there with 10 men thinking ‘perhaps we’ll take a point today’ because it becomes very difficult and we just got caught with what must have been their only shot at goal, a great finish from the lad.

“The longer you’re there you think ‘it’s not just going to go in’ and then they hit us with a sucker punch. I’ve seen it so many times over the years.

“Stoke worked hard and made it difficult for us but I still felt we had enough of the game to win comfortably. That’s how it goes.”

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