Tottenham v Wolves reaction

Despite dominating possession for much of the game Spurs had to

come from behind with Luka Modric cancelling out Steven Fletcher’s

opener to earn a 1-1 draw against a battling Wolves side who

defended for large periods, something that did not come as a shock

to the Tottenham boss.

He said: “You know they are going to be difficult. When you turn

up here on a Saturday afternoon you know you are in for a tough


“Teams are going to drop points against these teams, they are

all working hard and fighting for survival. If you look at the

results over the holiday period it shows how difficult it is.

“We all get disappointed when we don’t win. But they are not

just going to roll over. A point’s a point. We’re still on a great


“One wouldn’t quite drop for us and they defended for their

lives, worked hard and pressed us, closed us down and made it


Spurs have recorded a run of decent results of late while fellow

title chasers Manchester City and Manchester United have dropped

points but Redknapp still feels the Premier League crown is a

long-shot for his side.

“I’ve never said to anybody that we are going to win the

league,” he said. “I know where we are at and if we can get a

Champions League position again this season it will be great for


“I only answered their question of if it is possible and of

course it is possible. Man City and Man United will be red hot

favourites to win the league but if we had a fantastic run in the

second half like we have had in the first half of the season it

could happen.”

The 64-year-old also revealed he is happy with his current squad

and any additions during the January transfer window are


“I’m off to watch a game tomorrow but whether its worth going in

the end I won’t know. We keep looking but we are not chasing too

much I’ll be honest with you. I haven’t got anyone in mind I’d like

to sign. Unless I could find someone who I thought could make a

difference to us.”

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy was full of praise for striker

Fletcher, who scored his ninth league goal of the season and he

also felt his side were worth the draw.

He said: “He (Fletcher) is one of those rare commodities. A

talented footballer who does everything else as well. He runs back

for you, blocks shots and puts himself about.

“I’m delighted with the result because I though we deserved

something from the game.”

The performance of on-loan Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong

was also a plus point for the Wolves manager.

“He is a terrific player,” he said. “He certainly has energy, is

a good player and puts his foot in. I think his reputation as a

fine young player is already there and it will just get better if

he is playing in the Premier League.”

McCarthy also defended the tactics deployed during the


“I’m not interested in chasing them in their half but once they

are in our half that is where our goal is and our lads stuck to it

and did well,” he said.

“I’m not suggesting we kept them quiet for 95 minutes because we

didn’t – but I think it was a good performance.”