Redknapp rallies Spurs troops

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Harry Redknapp feels his players are due a huge slice of luck, after Tottenham fell to a third consecutive defeat in Saturday's 1-0 loss against QPR at Loftus Road.

The result leaves Spurs languishing in fifth place in the Premier League table, after Newcastle leapfrogged them into fourth, following their 3-0 win over Stoke City.

Having won just twice in the league since January, Redknapp's men are on a wretched run of form, with a disappointing home defeat at the hands of Norwich preceding last weekend's FA Cup semi-final thrashing against Chelsea at Wembley.

Tottenham made the short trip across London hoping to bounce back from their recent slump with victory over Rangers, but were left ruing their inability to convert possession into goals, as former midfielder Adel Taarabt netted a 25-yard free-kick to give the hosts all three points.

"It's disappointing, but I couldn't fault the way we played," Redknapp told the club's official website. "We had all the possession, got in some great positions and had enough opportunities but just couldn't score.

"I knew it would be tough. I saw them beat Arsenal at Loftus Road and they worked their socks off. They got in front that day as well and when they scored, it gave them something to hold on to."

Quizzed specifically about the offering of the free-kick that led to the goal, Redknapp added: "I don't think it was a free-kick and it was disappointing to concede from it.

"I don't remember Brad having another save to make, we camped in their half after that.

"Give them credit, they worked their socks off, got bodies in the way, blocked shots and the keeper made his saves. It wouldn't go for us."

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