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Another tough day at the office

Posted on 10 January 2012  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp expects tomorrow night's clash against Everton to follow a similar pattern to recent home matches in the Premier League.

Harry Redknapp expects tomorrow night's clash against Everton to follow a similar pattern to recent home matches in the Premier League.

Sunderland and West Brom provided stubborn opposition at the Lane and both games were decided by a single goal.

Roman Pavlyuchenko broke the deadlock against Sunderland on December 18 and Jermain Defoe did the trick last time out against West Brom, both 1-0 wins.

Always one of the toughest nuts to crack, Everton travel down from Merseyside having conceded 22 goals in 19 matches in the Premier League.

They were on a run of four unbeaten before Bolton produced a somewhat surprise 2-1 win at Goodison on January 4.

"You'll never get an easy game against Everton," said Harry. "David Moyes does a great job there year in, year out.

"It's a difficult game, they always put a shift in and they also have dangerous players.

"I'm sure it will be a tight game, just like it was against Sunderland and West Brom. We took a long time to break them down and I wouldn't expect this to be any different. It's another tough game for us."

This is our game in hand in the Premier League and it has stirred memories of why the match was initially postponed back in August following the riots in the area.

Harry added: “I've always been impressed with the contribution the Club has and continues to make to the local area through the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. Their work has become even more important since the riots in August. We were all left shocked by the events that took place in Tottenham and the impact it had on the local community. The Club, through the Foundation, have been committed to supporting the area both financially and in lending a hand on a practical level and hopefully time has been a great healer.

“Our rescheduled fixture with Everton takes place tomorrow and it is important to remember the vital work the Club continues to carry out. Hopefully we never have to witness scenes of this nature again in Tottenham or any other part of the country.

“Football and sport as a whole provides inspiration for young people and this is the vehicle the Foundation uses to get across to young people and help them realise their potential. The players play an active part in this by going out on a weekly basis to support local projects and this is something we should look to continue and increase in 2012."