Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits Cup success could hit their battle against relegation.
Redknapp said: "We've got to get out of that bottom pack because it is so tight.
"You lose a couple and you're back in it.
"The matches are coming thick and fast - Watford in the Carling Cup is another big one three days later.
"So we've got to get some rest between these games, that's really important for us."