Redknapp slams Spurs boo-boys

BY foxsports • March 26, 2010

Redknapp was angered by booing from Spurs fans before his men turned the tie around and reached the FA Cup semi-final, keeping them on track for a memorable season as they are in pole position to qualify for the Champions League. If they defeat Portsmouth at White Hart Lane at the weekend Spurs will remain in fourth place in the Premier League, a contrast to last season when they were battling against relegation before Redknapp's arrival. "I don't know what anyone could come to Tottenham to boo about because they've seen football this year that has been out of the top drawer," Redknapp said. "If you want to be entertained, come and watch Tottenham play. "You always get people who don't understand the game. You could be playing badly and winning 1-0 and they don't moan. "They see the scoreboard and react because the team are losing. Ninety-nine per cent of the fans are fantastic; it's only a few idiots. "It's happening all over the place at the moment. It's happened to Martin O'Neill at Aston Villa in recent games if they haven't been ahead at half-time." Redknapp believes Spurs have had a successful season even if they fall short in their bid to break into the top four. He said: "Whatever we achieve, it has been a great season. We're fourth in the league and in an FA Cup semi-final. The race for fourth is so tight, that any of the four teams could easily finish fourth or seventh. We're just lucky Everton appear to have started their run a bit late in the season. "Liverpool have great fixtures in the run-in, and they could be favourites to finish fourth even though they're a few points behind us. I can't see them losing too many games in the run-in. "Manchester City and Villa are in there but we're playing very well and we're in there with a good chance." Their progress this season has come despite a long injury list. Vedran Corluka picked up an ankle injury against Fulham and joins Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate, Aaron Lennon, Jermaine Jenas and Jermain Defoe on the sidelines. "JJ has had a bit of a setback," Redknapp said. "He is sore and has had to take a backward step. He's still getting a bit of pain after the hernia operation." Sebastien Bassong, Wilson Palacios, Kyle Walker and Roman Pavlyuchenko also need checks on injuries before facing Redknapp's former club. Pompey look doomed to relegation but Redknapp believes they will be back in the top flight eventually. He added: "They've been in the bottom division and come back. When Milan Mandaric came in the doors were locked for business, they've been there many times before. "When I was there they had no training facilities. I had people like Teddy Sheringham and Paul Merson training where Sunday teams had played. "Hopefully they'll find a new owner who cares and get them back up again."

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