Redknapp happy with a draw agains’t Chelsea

“I think it is still there (3. position in Premiership) – it’s not over. Arsenal have had a great run and they have done fantastic but they’ve had a bit of luck like we all need. Sometimes you get that little bit of luck and it can make the difference.”

“You know that can turn just as easily – maybe we can start knocking in a few late goals in and it doesn’t go their way. It’s all to play for still. It’s not a done deal that Arsenal will finish third, no I don’t think so.”

“As I’ve said before, it’s not as if we have been playing badly. (We have) just not had a couple of results but we have been playing well and if we had been playing badly I would be worried.”

Meanwhile, Di Matteo had different point of view: “We were looking to win the game and close the gap on Spurs, that was our idea today. I think we always knew that it was going to be a difficult task but there are still eight games to play and we will try to win as many as we can to try and get into fourth spot.”

“Fourth spot is very important for our club. I wouldn’t say that’s the priority now but certainly for the future of our club it’s at the top. To make the gap up, we would need to win all of them (rest of the matches). I’m not sure it’s as easy as that. You look at the fixture list and you just have to try and win the next one and go for the next one.”

Di Matteo on Lampard’s form

“I wouldn’t say he’s entered a declining stage. What I can say from my own experiences is that you probably need a little bit more time to recover when you get to a certain age. Apart from that, if you’re healthy and fit, you can reach high levels.”

Comparing to Scholes: “Paul Scholes is not bursting forward as much as he used to do. But Frank’s an intelligent guy, so he will adapt very quickly to that. I have no problems with age if somebody is healthy and fit. He’s a top professional. I think this club has been blessed to have a player like him for 10 years.”

Di Matteo: We must beat Tottenham

“The experience factor will definitely play a role because we have players who are used to playing pressure. The teams are fighting for fourth spot and we all understand the importance of that. We want to take advantage of our home form and a win would give us a big lift, but even if we manage to just get a draw then we are still in it. If we lose it will be very difficult.”

“It was a bit of a setback for us on Wednesday but it was a great effort. Anyone who saw the game will know we created a lot of problems for City so we will take a lot of confidence into tomorrow’s game.”

On Terry: “He’s a very influential player for us and we’re happy that he is available again. I’m very pleased.”

“We have the most difficult fixture list compared to the other teams but we have a good squad and all the resources we need to be able to challenge for fourth place.”