Rafael van der Vaart’s 90th-minute header saved Spurs from stumbling to their fourth straight league defeat after Cameron Jerome had given the visitors the lead with 15 minutes left.
The result saw Tottenham drop down into fourth place in the league table, a point behind local rivals Arsenal, who grabbed a narrow victory at Everton.
“We just seem to have lost our way, we’re not playing with the same fluency,” said Redknapp after the game. “It’s difficult to put your finger on, but we have to pick ourselves up for Chelsea [on Saturday].”
The Spurs boss admitted that it was always going to be a tall order to claim three points against a resilient Stoke side – and believes the point taken from Wednesday’s game could well prove vital in their bid for a top-four finish.
“It was a tough game, Stoke are never easy to beat and they defended well,” he continued.
“We had a couple of good chances in the first half, got Luka [Modric] into good positions, but couldn’t quite finish.
“Stoke are always a threat on set-plays and I said we had to be careful, try not to give away free-kicks, but we did and paid the penalty. In the end we were thankful for Rafa’s goal.
“With four minutes to go it’s a good point, with 90 to go it’s a bad point. We’d have taken a point with four minutes to go, for sure.
“It might be a vital point at the end of the season, it might just come in handy.
“We need to go on a little run ourselves now, we need to pick ourselves up quickly and pick up a few positive results.”
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