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Redknapp has no excuses after Spurs stunned by Wigan

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has no excuses for defeat to Wigan Athletic.

Redknapp's worst fears were realised as his side suffered what appeared a hangover from their historic progress to the Champions League group stage.

But Redknapp insisted Wednesday night's exertions were no excuse, saying: "Why should it be? You should come here today full of confidence after winning 4-0 in a Champions League game.

"You should come here today and feel fantastic about yourself, not have a hangover or feel lethargic.

"You should go out there today knowing the crowd love you and the way you played on the Wednesday and last Saturday and come here and really play today."

Redknapp also had a slight dig at the crowd, saying: "I fear these games more than any other games. These are not games that you enjoy.

"People turn up here today and they expect you to walk all over them.

"After two minutes, we give the ball away and they're, 'Ooooh' - they're on your case."

Wigan denied Tottenham time and space all afternoon and Redknapp added: "People have got to work harder to get in the game. Too many today were too easily marked out of the game."

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