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Barca made it tough - Harry

Posted on 25 July 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp said there were lessons to be learned in our 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the Wembley Cup.

Barca made it tough - Harry

Harry Redknapp said there were lessons to be learned in our 1-1 draw against Barcelona in the Wembley Cup.

Bojan Krkic opened the scoring for the European champions in the 32nd minute at Wembley but Jake Livermore rescured a draw eight minutes from time - just two minutes after entering the fray as a substitute.

"I was impressed with Barcelona," said Harry. "I took so much from that game in terms of seeing how difficult it is to play when teams put you under that sort of pressure.

"Not only was their passing fantastic for such a young team, the work rate they put in to stop us playing was a great object lesson.

"It's very difficult to play under that pressure and that's how they play - they press you and work you. Anyone can play when they are given time but when you are put under pressure like that it is very difficult and we found it hard to cope with.

"People only talk about their passing but I looked at the other side of their game and that was fantastic, the pressing and stopping us from putting passes together."

It was Jake's first senior goal and the perfect end to the day when he'd put pen to paper on a new deal at the club.

Harry said: "It was nice to see Jake score, he's worked hard throughout pre-season, showed a great attitude and it was lovely for him.

"I was also pleased with Kyle Naughton, I thought he did excellently in the second half."