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Harry's delight

Posted on 22 March 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp felt we fully deserved our 1-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday.

Harry's delight

Harry Redknapp felt we fully deserved our 1-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday.

Luka Modric's clinical strike five minutes into the second half stretched our unbeaten run to six matches in the Premier League and saw us climb into the top 10 for the first time this season.

We certainly had the better of the first half with numerous chances created and Petr Cech denying Robbie Keane.

Chelsea piled on the pressure in the final quarter but couldn't not find a way past Heurelho Gomes, who produced one of his best saves of the campaign to keep out John Terry's close-range header. Alex then struck the crossbar in injury time.

"In general play I felt quite comfortable throughout the game, it was only in the last 10, 15 minutes that it started to get a bit tense," reflected Harry.

"I was pleased with how we played in the first half and at half-time I said that I'd seen enough to know we had a chance of winning the game. We had to keep playing, look to get forward and we did that.

"We worked hard, played well and everybody did their jobs. We matched them all the way.

"You do worry with their system because they play with two wide men, one up front and an extra man in midfield so it can be a problem when you play 4-4-2 against them. You can get overrun.

"Robbie Keane worked hard to drop in and get around Ballack when we lost possession, we got after them and everyone stuck to their jobs.

"We looked a threat as well and Luka Modric was fantastic again - he really is a fantastic footballer.

"It was a great team performance and it wasn't a lucky win, it was a well-deserved win."