Harry Redknapp frustrated by Champions League draw
Redknapp's Spurs play FC Twente in their next Group A match
Boss Harry Redknapp was left to reflect on a missed opportunity after Tottenham surrendered a 2-0 lead in their debut Champions League game at Werder Bremen.
Peter Crouch's 18th-minute goal gave Spurs a two-goal cushion but two goals in three minutes either side of the interval allowed Bremen to level.
"I can't be angry. Yes, frustration," said manager Redknapp. "That first half was as good as you could wish to see.
"Barcelona might be better but that was as good as Tottenham can do."
Despite the absence of goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, defender Michael Dawson and forwards Luka Modric and Jermain Defoe, Tottenham underlined their strength in depth at the Weserstadion.
Midfielder Jermaine Jenas made only his second appearance of the season alongside Tom Huddlestone in midfield, while Crouch impressed up front, with deadline day-signing Rafael van der Vaart playing just behind the England striker.
"That first 42 minutes or so was the best you could ever see us play," said Redknapp.
"We passed the ball and opened them up time and time again. But then we conceded a bad goal which suddenly brought them back into the game.
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