Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits Spurs were poor after Wigan Athletic defeat

Manager praises Roberto Martinez's men after surprise defeat...
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp admitted that his team were poor as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat against a resilient Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

After a week where Spurs qualified for the Champions League with a thumping win over Young Boys, they were brought back down to earth with a bang as Hugo Rodallega scored the only goal to give Wigan their first points of the new Premier League season.

Speaking after the game Redknapp revealed that the visitors had deserved their win.

“We got what we deserved today,” Redknapp told BBC Sport.

“Give credit to them [Wigan Athletic]. They came and worked us, closed us down and we couldn’t come up with any answers to as how to open them up and that was disappointing.

“We started sloppy today, kept giving the ball away in the first five minutes and we never got out of it.

“It was a poor performance today.”

Redknapp also admitted that it was in Wigan’s right to defend in numbers after their humiliating 9-1 defeat in this fixture last season.

“They’ve got every right and have to come here and get points," he added.

“They are not going to come here and open up as they got beat 9-1 last year and they were going to come here and make it difficult to beat.

“They did that and hit us on the counter attack and full credit to them.”

Our  provides the best breaking news online and our  football fan community is unmatched worldwide. Never miss a thing again!