Redknapp disappointed with Spurs display despite victory over Blackburn
18:57 GMT, 29 April 2012
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp thought his side could have scored more goals against relegation threatened Blackburn who he felt failed to threaten his side.
Spurs beat Steve Kean's side 2-0 which was a welcome relief for their fans who have seen Redknapp's side struggle lately.
He said: 'We didn't really have to get out of second gear.
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'I was disappointed not to come in maybe three goals up at half-time with the way we were playing and you think they have got to come out in the second half and be a bigger threat, but they never did.'
The 65-year-old also said he thought Rovers boss Steve Kean had got the best out of the Blackburn players throughout a difficult season.
He said: 'It is difficult for them (Blackburn), they are struggling and he has got a tough job there.
'It has not been easy for him and how he has had to go through the year and keep them going, it must be so difficult. I wouldn't like to be in the position he has been in.
'He hasn't been able to bring any players in and has got what he has got at the end of the day.'
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'Whether he was manager or (Manchester United manager) Alex Ferguson I think it would be difficult to get more out of them – he has got the best out of what he has had this season, that is my honest opinion on what I have seen of them.'
The three points moved Spurs back into the top four, but Redknapp still believes it is all to play for in the hunt for Champions League qualification.
'It is going to be hard,' he said. 'You never know, it is all to play for but we have got a couple of difficult away games and you just have to keep going.
'We have just got to keep going and see what happens, whoever saw Wigan pulling off the results they have pulled off.'
Blackburn remain 19th in the table following the result and are three points from safety with only two fixtures remaining, but Kean was happy with his side's commitment at White Hart Lane.
'As far as our application and effort in the game, that was there.' he said.
'The normal part of our game that is normally good and of quality – getting the ball into the front two – was difficult today.
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'I don't think we got any type of quality into the box. We normally do and that was the disappointing factor of the game.'
Wigan and Chelsea await Kean's side and he knows they must produce significantly improved displays if they are to have any chance.
'It's tough but we have to look at the positives. We need two monumental performances and two massive results,' he told Sky Sports 1.
'We've got Wigan up next, if we beat Wigan we go to Chelsea and we keep going, keep chasing.
'We've had many monumental performances this season. some really good home wins, some back-to-back clean sheets. We'll probably need that again and I have trust and faith in the lads.'
Referring to his side's toothless display going forward, Kean acknowledged he expected better.
'I think today, going forward, we never got our passes off,' he said.
'When you don't circulate the ball well enough and don't get quality into the front two you're not going to ask any questions of the defenders. That's frustrating.'