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We Just Need A Break - Harry
WE JUST NEED A BREAK - HARRY
Posted 22 April 2012 00:09am
Harry Redknapp insisted the team couldn't have done much more in Saturday's 1-0 loss at QPR - and just needed a slice of luck in front of goal.
Statistics showed possession at 57 per cent in our favour and 17 shots at goal to QPR’s 12.
However, the only stat that mattered was Adel Taarabt’s free-kick from 25 yards for the only goal of the game in the 24th minute.
We dominated after that but couldn’t find a way through.
Paddy Kenny was in fine form to deny Rafa van der Vaart twice, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, while Jermain Defoe volleyed a decent chance wide at the start of the second half.
Newcastle leapfrogged us into fourth place with their 3-0 win against Stoke and they stay three points ahead after our defeat, with Chelsea a point behind us in sixth after a goalless draw at Arsenal.
“It’s disappointing, but I couldn’t fault the way we played,” said Harry.
“We had all the possession, got in some great positions and had enough opportunities but just couldn’t score.
“I knew it would be tough. I saw them beat Arsenal at Loftus Road and they worked their socks off. They got in front that day as well and when they scored, it gave them something to hold on to.
“I don’t think it was a free-kick (that QPR scored from) and it was disappointing to concede from it.
“I don’t remember Brad having another save to make, we camped in their half after that.
“Give them credit, they worked their socks off, got bodies in the way, blocked shots and the keeper made his saves. It wouldn’t go for us.”