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Tottenham's Redknapp: We struggled to deal with Norwich

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits his side were outplayed by Norwich City today.

Spurs lost 2-1 at home to a Canaries outfit who really turned up to take on the North Londoners whose manager was full of praise for Paul Lambert and his men.

"Norwich played really well, they came here today and they were excellent, they really got after us," he told Sky Sports.

"They played balls forward to the front people and I felt they were always a threat and I felt we struggled to deal with them."

But Redknapp did admit to making a few changes and altering his starting formation which he feels may have cost his side on the day.

"I changed one or two things around. We had a couple of injuries. Scott Parker was not fit so he couldn't play," he added.

"I felt that we would go 4-4-2 today and on paper it looks a real exciting, attacking team.

"Louis Saha had a bit of a groin injury, so I brought Emmanuel Adebayor on to play with Jermain Defoe, with Bale wide and Lennon wide.

"But to be fair, I felt we looked too open in midfield. People keep going on about playing 4-4-2, but it's alright if you play a tight 4-4-2 and you get back tight when people lose the ball.

"When we play a 4-4-2, we are really open because we have people that want to play and go forward, and I think it was a problem for us today."

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