Redknapp disappointed at loss
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he was 'bitterly disappointed' after his side's defeat to Burnley.
Last Updated: 09/05/10 10:15pm
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits he was 'bitterly disappointed' after this side's defeat to Burnley.
Spurs were two goals to the good at Turf Moor but collapsed to lose 4-2 against the already-relegated Clarets.
They had already assured fourth place in the Premier League before kick-off but Redknapp was still not happy with the performance.
He said: "I'm bitterly disappointed. At 2-0 it wasn't even a game and you couldn't see any way we wouldn't go on and win the game comfortably.
"The crowd were getting edgy with them and it looked almost too easy.
"But they got a goal back and in the second half they came out and they were excellent.
"They ran all over us at times, I thought they played fantastic, and we really were a shadow of ourselves. I've no excuses. A lot of the defending was poor."
Nevertheless, it has been an excellent campaign for the North Londoners and, barring a defeat in the UEFA Champions League qualifying round, they will be rubbing shoulders with Europe's elite next term.
But Redknapp was going to Burnley to win and in hindsight suggests that he should have made a few changes to his team.
"We've had a great season, I've been delighted with the performances during the year, but you always want to win," he added.
"I didn't come here just to have a jolly up.
"Maybe I should have made a few changes, one or two did look like they were running on empty a bit."