London, Apr 10 : Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admitted it would be difficult to overtake rivals Arsenal to claim third place in the Barclays Premier League after 2-1 home defeat by Norwich.
"We have not been in bad form the last few weeks, but today was a setback. We had a bad day. We were a bit flat. I thought their front two, especially Grant Holt, bullied us a bit," he said.
"It is all still to play for though. It is going to be close, but there are still five games to go. It is the team who wants it most. We would settle for finishing fourth, Champions League football is the key. It would be lovely to finish above Arsenal, but that is going to be tough now," The Daily Mail quoted Redknapp, as saying.
Redknapp defended his team selection, with midfielder Scott Parker rested to protect against hamstring injury, but admitted his team had been outplayed by Paul Lambert''s hard working side. (ANI)
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