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Jamie Redknapp reacts to Tottenham defeat to West Ham

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Jamie Redknapp reacts to Tottenham defeat to West Ham

Jamie Redknapp claims Tottenham lacked quality in their 1-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League.

Spurs were beaten in the league for the 12th time this season, but remain third in the table and still have two games left to nonuser they finish in the top four.

Michail Antonio scored a 67th minute goal inside the box for visitors West Ham and it was the first time Spurs have lost at their new stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were unable to score past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and it was an afternoon that they perhaps missed their injured star centre-forward Harry Kane.

Sky Sports pundit Redknapp assessed that Spurs were well below par against West Ham and feels that star attacker Heung-Min Son wasn’t at his best.

Son has stepped up brilliantly during the absence of Kane, but wasn’t quite able to make the difference at the weekend.

 

“They (Spurs) just didn’t have that quality that you want,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports’ main event channel (2:30pm, 27 April).

“Son perhaps wasn’t at his best, Eriksen didn’t score a 25-yarder today like he did midweek. They never really got into their stride like we expect Spurs to, but take nothing away from West Ham. I thought West Ham were the better side today.”

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Son, 26, is allowed one day at the office where he’s not quite on top of his game and he can’t be expected to dig his team out of trouble every game.

The South Korea international has scored 20 goals across all competitions and supplied 10 assists too to highlight his importance.

Spurs face Ajax on Tuesday in the first leg of a Champions League semi-final and it would be no surprise if Son makes the difference for his side.

He is a dynamic attacker that is so difficult to deal with and perhaps some Spurs players had one eye on the huge European showdown with Ajax when they faced West Ham.

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