Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has rued the series of events that led to his side's forgettable 4-0 loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday.It was a torrid evening in Madrid for the Spurs in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final with Real, who had to contend with the late withdrawal of winger Aaron Lennon and the sending off of striker Peter Crouch early in the first half.
Tottenham captain Michael Dawson admits Peter Crouch's red card made life hard for his team in their demoralizing 4-0 loss to Real Madrid.The Spurs striker was sent off for a second bookable offence after just 15 minutes of the quarter-final first-leg on Tuesday, with Tottenham already a goal down at the Bernabeu.
Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart insisted he has nothing to prove when Spurs visit Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.The former Real striker secured a transfer to White Hart Lane prior to the current campaign after falling down the pecking order at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho admits he would settle for a draw in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final at home to Tottenham.Karim Benzema will definitely be missing from the team that welcomes Spurs to the Bernabeu on Tuesday, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo and Angel di Maria are all under injury clouds despite being named in Real's 19-man squad.
Tottenham winger Gareth Bale could miss the first leg of his side's Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid with a hamstring strain.The 21-year-old sustained the injury on international duty with Wales and went for a scan on Monday to determine the severity of the problem.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has great respect for Tottenham but predicts they will not get past the Champions League quarter-finals.Spurs and Real have been drawn together in one of the most exciting last-eight ties, with Harry Redknapp's Tottenham side already proving capable of toppling European giants Inter Milan and AC Milan.