REDKNAPP: TOTTENHAM FELL INTO CHELSEA’S TRAP

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Tottenham lost 4-2 to Chelsea in a very intriguing semifinal FA Cup clash on Saturday, and former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes Spurs fell into Chelsea’s hands.

Redknapp told the Daily Mail: “Man for man Tottenham had more quality but their soft underbelly was exposed.

“Chelsea have the cutting edge Spurs still lack in big games. I thought Mauricio Pochettino was sucked in by Antonio Conte’s tactics.

“Pochettino played three at the back to match Chelsea but with Danny Rose out it was a mistake to play Son Heung-min at left wing-back. Son struggled defensively and conceded a penalty with his clumsy challenge on Victor Moses.

“Spurs must pick themselves up quickly. They are still in the title race and must not let Chelsea seize momentum.”

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