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Harry's round-up

Posted on 26 July 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is never over-concerned with results in pre-season - but admitted he was disappointed after Sunday's 2-0 loss against Celtic in the Wembley Cup.

Harry's round-up

Harry Redknapp is never over-concerned with results in pre-season - but admitted he was disappointed after Sunday's 2-0 loss against Celtic in the Wembley Cup.

Chris Killen buried a free header from close range after nine minutes and George Samaras scored a fine individual goal on 40 minutes to secure the win and the trophy.

It was our first friendly defeat since August, 2004 - when Celtic beat us 2-0 at Celtic Park!

We had our chances - Celtic keeper Lucasz Zaluska saved well from Darren Bent, Luka Modric's goalbound effort was cleared off the line, Jermain Defoe just failed to convert Jamie O'Hara's cross - but it wasn't our day.

"You don't want to lose any game, you want to play well and want to win, so I was disappointed with the way we played," said Harry.

"My biggest disappointment was in the way we gave the goals away, but it's difficult to judge in pre-season.

"People say 'what did you learn' and in all honesty I haven't learned too much that I didn't already know about these players."

Summing up the tournament, he added: "I thought Barcelona were excellent, especially in the way they put us under pressure and their passing was fantastic.

"Celtic also played well but I have to say nothing has really surprised me."

Barcelona hammered Egyptians Al Alhy 4-1 in Sunday's first game.