Tottenham boss Redknapp admits defensive crisis

After defeat at West Ha m United, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits he's short of defenders.

After defeat at West Ha m United, Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits he's short of defenders.

Redknapp has defensive problems for Wednesday when his side take on Dutch side FC Twente in the Champions League at White Hart Lane.

He lost William Gallas on Friday when he tore a groin muscle in training, Ledley King has groin and knee problems, Younes Kaboul has a hamstring injury and Michael Dawson is a long-term casualty. Full-back Benoit Assou Ekotto also has a knee problem.

It leaves him likely to have to depend on Vedran Corluka and Sebastien Bassong in central defence after a shaky display at Upton Park.

Redknapp admitted: "We looked a bit open at the back, didn't look solid but it was not our normal back four. The last 15 minutes we were all over the shop."