Friday 27 April 2018

Redknapp hails 'amazing goal' from Rose

Giles Mole

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp hailed 19 year-old Danny Rose after the midfielder's 30-yard strike helped Spurs claim a 2-1 victory over North London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane.

Rose, a former graduate of the Leeds United academy, opened the scoring on the night before Gareth Bale handed Spurs their first league victory over Arsenal since 1999.

"It was an amazing goal from Danny. He's a left sided player but I played him on the right because I thought he'd give us a bit of energy," Redknapp said.

"That was a wonderful strike and we'll never forget that."

Tottenham are now right back in the race for the final Champions League spot, trailing fourth placed Manchester City by one point with a game in hand.

And Redknapp was delighted by his side's response following Sunday's FA Cup semi-final defeat by Portsmouth.

"It was a real London derby, very competitive and played in a good spirit," said Redknapp.

"We worked very hard and lifted ourselves after a difficult day on Sunday. To come out and turn in a performance like that was great.

"Arsenal were the perfect game for us to play, the crowd were passionate and got behind us.

"We knew the importance of the game and that if we won we still have a big chance of fourth. The players responded with a fabulous performance.

"We're still in there for fourth but it's going to be hard."

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