Skip to main content

News

  • I couldnt see us losing Harry
Subscribe to newsfeed 

'I couldn't see us losing' - Harry

Posted on 31 January 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp insisted he 'could only see one winner' after we fought back from 2-0 down at Bolton - unfortunately, another late goal on our travels meant it was the home side that took the spoils in the final minutes at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.

'I couldn't see us losing' - Harry

Harry Redknapp insisted he 'could only see one winner' after we fought back from 2-0 down at Bolton - unfortunately, another late goal on our travels meant it was the home side that took the spoils in the final minutes at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday.

Sebastien Puygrenier and Kevin Davies capitalised on balls into the box to hand Bolton a 2-0 lead with 64 minutes on the clock but two goals in as many minutes from substitute Darren Bent turned the game on its head.

The second goal arrived in the 74th minute and we piled forward looking for the winner after that only to get hit by another set-piece in the 87th minute, this time Davies rising highest to meet Matt Taylor's corner and power his header home at the near post.

"I certainly didn't we'd lose the game (after coming back to 2-2), we looked the only winner," said a disappointed Harry at the Reebok Stadium.

"Bolton only had two shots in the second half and they've scored twice.

"We changed it at half-time because we were 1-0 down, Luka (Modric) had taken a bang in the ribs and we needed two up front.

"We started the second half well, got on top but then suddenly found ourselves 2-0 down but when we got back to 2-2, I could only see one winner at that stage.

"Unfortunately, we didn't defend the set-pieces well enough."

There was praise for two-goal Bent. "He was fantastic. He came on, worked his socks off, scored his goals and if he does that every week he'll be fantastic for us."