Tottenham pulled off a magnificent win in the San Siro on Tuesday night with a Peter Crouch goal ten minutes from time giving Spurs victory in the away leg.
The Milan boss was definitely wary of the threat posed by Redkanpp’s side, but to take the spoils in Milan was better than expected for the North London side. But I am sure Harry and the boys had the belief, and it was that belief that has given them a great oppotunity to reach the last eight with the second leg to come at White Hart Lane.
Spurs were under the cosh as you might expect in the last period of the game, but they managed to hold out for one of the greatest results in the club’s history. The Rossoneri were unlucky in this game though and had the better of the play as expected. They remain a threat despite the defeat. But Redknapp is not the type to let his side rest on their laurels, and they will be well drilled for the return match-up.
Milan were poor and were extremely lucky to finish with 11 players on the pitch. Flamini should have gotten a straight red for a disgraceful two-footed challenge on Corluka, but somehow escaped with only a yellow. And how Gattuso stayed on the park is beyond me after pushing Spurs assistant coach Joe Jordan during the game and then head butting after the game.
In the other game tonight, Shalke and Valencia shared the spoils in Spain with the Shalke having the edge due to an away goal. Former Reall Madrid front man Raul got the German side back in the game midway through the second-half after the prolific Soldado had given the Spaniards a first-half lead. Shalke had Lukas Schmitz sent off late in the game as the defender was shown a second yellow card in stoppage time.