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Redknapp 'proud' of Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is proud of his side despite being beaten in the Champions League quarter-final by Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo's only goal at White Hart Lane separated the two sides on the night, after Madrid had brought a four-goal advantage from their meeting at the Bernabeu a week ago.

Spurs were left to think what might have been after several near-misses on their home patch, and Redknapp was impressed with their overall performance.

"I'm very proud of the players and the team, they gave everything," he said.

 

"I thought we played ever so well and it was a great game of football. We had some chances but couldn't get a goal. I felt we could have had one penalty in the first half, but that's how it goes. Overall, I was delighted.

"The first leg is obviously the one that cost us dearly. There is every chance they would have beaten us 11 against 11 in Madrid, but going down to 10 men so early made it an impossible task.

"This was an evenly-matched game though. We've played Real Madrid at White Hart Lane and it was a fantastic experience for everyone."

Redknapp and co will now turn their attention to qualifying for the Champions League, through finishing in the top four in the Barclays Premier League where they lie three points off Manchester City, who hold the final qualifying position.

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