Redknapp delighted for 2-goal Crouch after Tottenham triumph

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was pleased with victory over Stoke City.

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was pleased with victory over Stoke City.

Redknapp was delighted for Peter Crouch after he bounced back from his midweek sending-off against Real Madrid by scoring two goals in Tottenham's 3-2 victory over Stoke on Saturday.

Luka Modric bagged a third but goals from Matthew Etherington and Kenwyne Jones ensured that Tottenham were made to endure a nervy second half.

Redknapp said: "It was the response I wanted and expected after Real Madrid. I was pleased for Crouchie. I wasn't sure whether to play and him and I wasn't sure what reaction he would get from the crowd.

"Sometimes they can turn on you when they think you're to blame for something but they were great with him and they made a great atmosphere today. He was okay. He wasn't nervous going into the game.

"I thought we were a pleasure to watch. It was a privilege to be a part of it and watch it from the sidelines.

"I was worried at the end when they had some pressure.

"They are dangerous from set pieces and they were winning free-kicks. You have to defend for your life."

 
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