Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that he is extremely delighted with the prospect of being able to play at the new Wembley once again in his managerial career. Tottenham managed to enter into the semifinals of the FA Cup after convincingly beating Bolton Wanderers 3-1 in the quarter-final stage at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night. Redknapp will be taking charge of his third FA Cup date at Wembley in just five years when his side face Chelsea in April. Redknapp has won the competition with Portsmouth before taking Tottenham to the semifinals back in 2010.
Louis Saha, Gareth Bale, and Ryan Nelsen scored the goals for Tottenham in a very emotional night for Bolton Wanderers. Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch during the original match between the two clubs, which was abandoned. Bolton managed to grab a consolation goal through Kevin Davies late in the match. This is the first victory Tottenham have achieved since the 3-1 win over Stevenage almost a month ago. The other semi-final will see Liverpool take on Everton at Wembley. Redknapp spoke in delight about the two matches, which promised to be extremely exciting due to the history between the four clubs.
“I am looking forward to it, it will be a great weekend. I wouldn’t like to pick a winner from either tie, Liverpool and Everton are both capable of winning the Cup. It is an even game, you couldn’t pick a winner between us and Chelsea. Chelsea have beaten Benfica in the Champions League tonight (the Blues won 1-0 in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg in Lisbon), which was a fantastic result, so it is wide open,” Harry Redknapp said after the 3-1 win over Bolton. This win will also be extremely crucial in their efforts to ward off any challenge from Chelsea for the top four position.
Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has said that he is hoping to be fit for this weekend’s clash with Arsenal in the Premier league. Tottenham will be taking on bitter rivals Arsenal in the Premier league this weekend. It is one of the most anticipated fixtures during the Premier league season. Emmanuel Adebayor has a long history with Arsenal, both as a player and as an opponent. While at Manchester City, Emmanuel Adebayor famously run down the length of the pitch in order to celebrate in front of Arsenal fans after scoring a goal against Arsenal. It drew intense criticism from every corner of the world.
Despite having spent many seasons with Arsenal, Emmanuel Adebayor has an increasing animosity with the fans. It is expected to reach new heights given that Emmanuel Adebayor is playing for archrivals Tottenham now. Emmanuel Adebayor moved on loan deal from Manchester City in the summer. He has been one of the inspirational players for Harry Redknapp this season, as he has not only helped Tottenham stay ahead in the Champions League race, but also move a step closer towards winning the title as well. The 27-year-old has said that he expects to be fit for the match against Arsenal.
“Just finished training, really happy with the progress, knee is looking much better. Working on my fitness for Sunday,” Emmanuel Adebayor said ahead of the match on his Twitter account. Tottenham are currently above Arsenal in the Premier league table, which is a scenario that does not happen always. Emmanuel Adebayor has been one of the major reasons towards it happening. Even more impressive is the fact that Tottenham have 10 point advantage over Arsenal at the moment, while they can extend that even further this weekend. Tottenham are just seven points behind leaders Manchester City.
Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric has said that the club need not worry about the 1-1 draw with Wolves during the weekend. Tottenham could have gone level on points with leaders Manchester City with a win over a struggling Wolves side.
Tottenham came into the match with high praise from their manager Harry Redknapp, but they were unable to take advantage of this situation, as they could only draw with Wolves. As a result of this draw, Manchester City have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table to five points, which will be very significant at this stage of the season.
However, Luka Modric has said that the club need not worry about the dropped points in one match because they have been quite brilliant in the last few weeks. Tottenham have not only overtaken the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, but also Chelsea as well. This has pushed them into the third position in the table just behind leaders Manchester City and Manchester United. Ahead of the match with Wolves, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was speaking on the title credentials of Tottenham this season. He said that Tottenham are very well capable of winning the title this season.
“It was a shame we didn’t win. It was a hard game, especially when Wolves scored first. It’s always harder when the opposition score first against us at White Hart Lane, they can then sit back and it’s hard to break them down. They fought for everything, defended well and took a point from us,” Harry Redknapp said after the 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. Tottenham’s lead over Chelsea has now been cut by two points following this result. Manchester City will play again until Monday when they take on Wigan athletic.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp was left furious at referee Chris Foy after the defeat his team suffered against Stoke. Several big decisions went against the London club and Redknapp felt that the referee was actively enjoying his repeated decisions in favour of Stoke City.
Stoke started brightly in front of their home crowd and Matthew Etherington scored twice in the first half against his former club, both goals coming inevitably from set pieces. However after the break, Tottenham came out and showed exactly why they had gone 11 games unbeaten before their trip to the Britannia Stadium. They had chance after chance, and it was during this dominant second half that most of the controversial decisions were made.
Spurs pulled a goal back through a penalty awarded for a foul on Modric. Replays showed that although there was probably contact, Modric went down extremely easily, and could certainly have stayed on his feet. After this however, Foy started to favour the home side. He disallowed an Adebayor goal that proved to be at least a yard onside and should have stood as the equaliser, then denied two possible handballs. One of these saw Ryan Shawcross elbow a shot off the line that was heading into the net, albeit in a way that looked as though it could have been a header. Finally, Kaboul was dismissed after two yellows, the first for dissent, and the second for a slightly clumsy but fairly innocuous tackle on Walters.
Immediately after the game, Redknapp made his views clear, despite his normal reluctance to criticise referees, who he acknowledges have a very difficult job. “I never complain about referees’ decisions – I have not done it in 30 years of management, never. But today, I’m afraid, he got some badly wrong. I felt he was quite enjoying giving us nothing,” said the Spurs manager. “When someone’s two yards onside, like Adebayor was, how’s the linesman not seen it?”