Redknapp: We played fantastic stuff

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Harry Redknapp was pleased with Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat of West Ham in the pre-season friendly in Beijing.

Jermain Defoe’s second half goal, which squeezed through Robert Green’s hands proved to be enough to book Tottenham’s place in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy, but in reality it could have been at least 4-0, with Roman Pavlyuchenko hitting the post in the first half.

Redknapp told SkySports “Yeah, we played fantastic stuff today, we kept the ball great and made loads of chances.  You wonder when you can’t get one in, is it ever going to come, but eventually Jermain scored so that was good.

“They’ve shown a good attitude the lads, they’ve trained last night and this morning and they’ve come out and it’s about keeping the ball under these conditions.  If you give the ball away it’s a hard job to get it back, it’s very tiring and hot out there.  We kept possession great today and that’s important.

When asked about his striking options, Redknapp said: “Yeah, but it’s nice to have some strikers.  Everybody needs good strikers.  We’ve still got Darren Bent, I think, I’m not sure and Darren’s a good player.  We’ve got some good options up front.

Harry kept his cards close to his chest when quizzed if he knew of his first choice strike partnership: “Yeah, of course I’ve got a good idea, yeah.  We’ll have to wait and see, you never know when you pick up injuries, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

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