Gallas - Season not so great
William Gallas has declared himself less than satisfied with Tottenham's Premier League campaign.
Last Updated: 11/05/11 3:34pm
William Gallas has declared himself less than satisfied with Tottenham's campaign and called on the team to learn from their mistakes.
Spurs enjoyed a glorious debut season in the UEFA Champions League but cannot now qualify for the next edition of Europe's premier club competition.
A 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday night ended their hopes and left them sixth in the Premier League standings, with a Europa League spot still far from guaranteed.
Harry Redknapp still expressed his pride after the final whistle at Eastlands but Gallas could not take quite as many positives, admitting Tottenham may have been guilty of complacency against some of the lesser teams in the league.
"Even if people say 'you had a great season', I don't think so," Gallas told the London Evening Standard.
"To get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the first attempt was amazing for Tottenham but everybody is upset because we got nothing at the end.
"When we play against the small teams, maybe - I say maybe - we thought we had won before we played, so perhaps that's the mistake we made."
Modric rallying cry
Luka Modric, meanwhile, has called on his team-mates to bounce back against Liverpool this weekend.
The Reds currently lead Spurs by two points and Sunday's encounter at Anfield is set to determine who will gain entry to the Europa League.
"We are out of the Champions League but we now need to fight for fifth place. We need to show our character," the Croatian, who missed a gilt-edged chance to put Spurs ahead against City, told the club's official website.
"It's a shame that I didn't score, it was so close, but overall we played well and we should have got a better result."
Tottenham are facing a mounting injury crisis ahead of the trip to Merseyside, with Gareth Bale out for the rest of the season due to ankle ligament damage.
Tom Huddlestone and Benoit Assou-Ekotto have missed the last three matches with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively, while both Wilson Palacios and Gallas had to be replaced against City.
Heurelho Gomes did not play after complaining of a back problem, and Redknapp insists he would have selected the Brazilian despite a difficult recent period.
"I definitely would have played Gomes," Redknapp said. "He just hurt his back in training on Monday and said it was sore. He didn't feel right."