Spurs’ spirit delights Redknapp

Jermain Defoe opened the scoring before the break and substitute

Roman Pavlyuchenko killed the contest with two late goals. “It was

a great performance from us today. I was really pleased with the

attitude we showed,” Redknapp, whose team beat the Latics 9-1 at

White Hart Lane earlier in the campaign, said on Sky Sports 1.

Tottenham got a stroke of luck as Defoe’s opener was clearly

offside, but that did not concern Redknapp. “I won’t sleep

tonight,” he joked. “It doesn’t bother me at all. Sometime you get

them, sometimes you don’t.” The Tottenham boss also had words of

praise for Russian Pavlyuchenko, hinting that it is only his

attitude which sometimes lets him down. “They (the fans) love him,”

he said. “He’s got ability and when he wants to play and wants to

work he’s great.” The only disappointing note for the visitors was

the loss of Ledley King to injury in the second half. “Ledley looks

like he’s torn a muscle,” said Redknapp.