Less than six months after captivating Europe with dazzling Champions League displays, Tottenham is rock bottom of the Premier League and manager Harry Redknapp is frustrated with life at White Hart Lane.

After Sunday's 5-1 mauling by Manchester City, Redknapp complained ''there's been a feeling around the place ... it's not been right. People going, people wanting to go.''

None more so than Luka Modric, the fulcrum of Tottenham's attack who is pushing for a move to Chelsea.

Less than two hours before Sunday's match, Redknapp had to force Modric to play after fresh reports of Chelsea's pursuit of the Croatia playmaker before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.

Redknapp says Tottenham ''needs a little bit of a lift now.''