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Frustrated

Harry Redknapp has said that he was frustrated with Tottenham 2-2 all draw in Werder Bremen last night, after they threw away an early two-goal lead to only take a point from their first Champions League match.

Spurs sprinted out of the traps yesterday, going two-nil up through Peter Crouch and an own goal from Petri Pasanen with only 18 minutes on the clock. But after conceding just before half-time Werder put on an impressive second half display, and got a deserved equaliser right at the start of the second period through Marin. Redknapp was happy with the performance, despite the capitulation.

‘It was a perfect 43 minutes,’ Redknapp said. ‘I thought we were fantastic in the first half. I thought we completely controlled it and passed the ball unbelievably. We could have been more than two up. We could have had three or four and that would have been a fair reflection. But we gave them a goal that gave them a lifeline. That changed the game. They would have gone in [at half-time] on the floor and their manager would have steamed into them but they got a goal that gave them a massive boost.

‘I can't be angry. I'm frustrated. We came here for an away game in a difficult place and I couldn't be more delighted with the way we played. That first half was as good as you shall see from us. Barcelona might do better but that was as good as Tottenham can play. We were much, much better than them in the first half. Van der Vaart was in little holes and Gareth Bale ran them raged.’

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