Harry rues ‘one of those days’

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp accepted that it had not been his side's day after they were beaten 2-0 after extra-time in their FA Cup semi-final against Portsmouth.

Spurs went into the game as strong favourites to set up a final clash with Chelsea, but were undone by goals from Frederic Piquionne and Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Redknapp admitted:"It wasn't our day. We had plenty of opportunities but we couldn't stick one away and I thought we scored a good goal that was disallowed, having now watched it a few times. But that's how it goes.

"We had plenty of chances, good chances, but missed them and that's how it goes.

"As I said, the goal (that was disallowed) looked good, but I'm not making excuses.

"What can you do? It's one of those days. You get highs and lows and this is a big low. It's been highs all season and we've just day a bad day.

"Full credit to Portsmouth, they were always dangerous on the counter-attack and had pace.

"They're a threat – they have pace up front and out wide. They're always dangerous on the counter-attack.

"Full credit to Avram Grant. He's done a great job because they were well set up and organised. It was their day. I wish them every success in the final."

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