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Harry warns against complacency

Posted on 11 December 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp has suggested that being clear favourites to win a game is often a dangerous position to be in.

Harry Redknapp has suggested that being clear favourites to win a game is often a dangerous position to be in.

We take on struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Lane on Saturday happy in the knowledge that our last home game yielded a 9-1 victory over Wigan Athletic.

The visitors, meanwhile, sit three points off the foot of the Barclays Premier League table without a win on the road since August.

But Harry threw off suggestions of us being in for a comfortable afternoon against Mick McCarthy's side during his pre-match press conference at Spurs Lodge on Friday.

The manager said: "I always find the games that people expect you to win difficult. I know there are no easy games and Mick's done a great job at Wolves, so they'll be tough to beat, make no mistake.

"I've always had games like this no matter where I've been. People look at us beating Wigan 9-1 and expect us to go and beat Wolves comfortably, but it doesn't always work out that way.

"They've come up from the Championship and they're a good club. I saw them at Chelsea the other week and they had three or four fantastic chances in the opening stages, but somehow they didn't manage to convert one of them and ended up losing 4-0.

"So ok, Wolves are third from bottom, but survival would mean a successful season for them. It's a long season and there's a long way to go."

Although many would see us being on the back of two draws from games which we should have won, Harry is choosing to focus on the positives from our last two league outings.

He added: "They were two good away performances. We played ever so well at Villa and had a good opportunity to win away against Everton last weekend.

"But we're in good form, that's the most important thing. We're playing well, we've got good players, and we're looking a decent team, so we've got to keep that going."