Redknapp wary of upset
Harry Redknapp knows Spurs are favourites to win their FA Cup replay with Fulham, but is wary of an upset.
Last Updated: 06/03/10 9:09pm
Harry Redknapp acknowledges Tottenham are favourites to win their FA Cup replay against Fulham and qualify for the semi-finals, but he remains wary of an upset.
Spurs drew 0-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening in a relatively drab stalemate and the teams will now meet again at White Hart Lane on 24th March.
Redknapp recognises his side are now in the box-seat to eliminate their London rivals, however, he is conscious of the threat of Roy Hodgson's side after they recently eliminated Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 32 of the Europa League.
"We kept possession well, though we didn't create enough chances," said the Tottenham boss.
"Of course we'll be the happier side. Before we came here we would have taken the draw. This is a difficult place to come.
"Fulham are a difficult team to beat, they just knocked holders Shakhtar Donetsk out of the Europa League. That tells you all you need to know about them.
"They're well managed and coached and are not easy to play against. A replay gives us a good chance at home and we're still bang in there.
"At home we've got a big chance, but I bet Shakhtar thought they were favourites for the second leg of that Europa League tie.
"It didn't work out that way, though. Fulham's win was one of the results of the season."
Redknapp also hailed Gomes after the Tottenham goalkeeper, who had a nightmare at Craven Cottage two years ago, prevented Fulham from snatching victory.
"Gomes looks different to the goalkeeper who came here in 2008 when I first arrived," he said.
"He had a terrible time here then but he's a different lad now, full of confidence, who looks what he is - a top keeper.
"He had a bad day here in 2008 but it didn't affect him today."