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Manager insists his team never know when they are beaten after 2-1 victory

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was full of praise for his players after watching his side come back from a goal down to beat Liverpool 2-1 at White Hart Lane, courtesy of Aaron Lennon’s late strike.

The north Londoners fell behind to Martin Skrtel’s early goal and also suffered injury problems after Younes Kaboul and Rafael van der Vaart were forced off  in the first half.

However, yet again Spurs came back to claim victory with a Skrtel own goal levelling the game before Lennon’s late goal sealed all three points.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Redknapp couldn’t hide his delight at the result and paid tribute to his players, in particular match-winner Lennon.

“They all showed great character but to come back again is just amazing,” he said.

“I’ve had teams in the past when you go behind and you might as well go home. With this team we come back, we keep going, there are goals, we are exciting and we are never out of a game.

“I think we have the ability to always create chances, that’s for sure. Aaron’s [Lennon] back firing, he’s sharp again and he’s important. Overall I’m delighted with the performance.”

However, Redknapp was also quick to praise Liverpool for their part in the game, and indeed conceded his side had been a little fortunate not to go in at half-time two goals down after Maxi Rodriguez spurned a great opportunity.

“They started well, they were dangerous, I thought it was a fantastic game and they certainly played their part Liverpool, they were always a threat,” he added.

“They had one or two opportunities to go two up but we came back, second half we went after them a bit better but we had lots of chances as well, shots blocked on the line, missed a penalty but eventually managed to get the goal and a fantastic finish in the end. Aaron Lennon made a great run and won us the three points.

“They had good chances, we became a little bit disorganised. We had a couple of changes we had to make. Younes Kaboul came off and then Rafael van der Vaart so it was difficult then, you’ve used two subs and you can’t bring another sub on even if you want too. So we had to go with what we had.”

The win takes Spurs into fifth place in the table, six points off league-leaders Manchester United with a trip to Birmingham City next on the agenda.


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