Redknapp Always Confident of Spurs Win

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes the FA Cup is wide open after his side booked their spot in the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Bolton.

It took Tottenham until the second half to break through a stubborn Bolton rearguard at White Hart Lane, in a match which was rescheduled after Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest on the field during the original tie.

Ryan Nelsen, Gareth Bale and Louis Saha all scored as Tottenham set up a semi-final against London rivals Chelsea, but Redknapp believes any of the teams left in the competition can win it.

“Yes I am looking forward to it (semi-final), it will be a great weekend. Two great games a London derby and a Merseyside derby with Everton and Liverpool, two fantastic games,” Redknapp said.

“I think all four teams could, you wouldn’t like to pick a winner would you. Everton and Liverpool are both capable of winning the cup aren’t they. Chelsea have gone to Benfica and won in the Champions League, a fantastic result but it is wide open really.”

It looked like Bolton might cause an upset after keeping Spurs at bay in the first half, but Redknapp said he was confident the goal would come.

“I always felt the goal would come, we couldn’t play any better than we did tonight, it was so one-sided,” Redknapp said.

“I said at half-time that if we keep playing the way we are then the goals will come. I like the way we played, the system we played, and I think it suits us and eventually the goals came.”

Redknapp also stopped to wish Muamba the best in his recovery, with the midfielder still in hospital after his heart stopped for more than an hour.

“You know what has happened the last week has been a miracle really to see the boy recover as he has done,” Redknapp said.

“We are not quite there yet but everybody’s spirit couldn’t be better because when he left here that night we all feared the worst. To keep getting good reports every day is just great news.”

Bolton manager Owen Coyle remained upbeat despite the loss, saying his side would now refocus on ensuring their Premier League survival.

“We’re out of the cup now, we wanted to go as far as we could but what we have to do now is focus on the Premier League,” Coyle said.

“Make sure we remain in the league and I’ve said consistently all season that we have enough quality to do that.

“Have we been beset by injuries? Yes but we still have enough quality with young players that continue to get better.

“(It’s important) that we get enough points and that we stay in the Premier League, which I’m convinced we’ll do.”


Khalid born in Saudi Arabia but raised in Cairo , Egypt . During the recent revolution of Egypt he preferred to work in Saudi Arabia rather than his country . He choose Kabir News and joined the team in 2011 . He studied Arab Cultures in university . Email address: Khalid (at) KabirNews.com

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