Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is refusing to give up on qualifying for the Champions League, despite his side's draw with Blackpool.

Spurs had goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to thank after he saved Charlie Adam's penalty, but the Brazilian took down Gary Taylor-Fletcher after the resulting corner, and the Scot made no mistake from the spot at the second time of asking.

Jermain Defoe did level the scores two minutes from time, but the draw does little to Tottenham's Champions League aspirations, though Redknapp is refusing to be downbeat.


"It's beyond my own expectations we're still in there, but we are,' he told ESPN.

"We're still in the fight, but we've got to get good results for the rest of the season, and we've got to win the game at theirs - just like we did last year.

"We'll keep going."

Manchester City need just a point from the duo's meeting on Tuesday to claim that fourth spot ahead of the north-Londoners, but a win for Redknapp's side, similar to that which assured their European spot at Eastlands last season, would keep the race alive.

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