Redknapp defends Tottenham line-up for PAOK defeat
Redknapp insists playing youngsters and fringe players has been worthwhile this season as it has allowed his team to maintain the excellent league form which has seen them move to third in the table.
"It was a different team and it is hard when you make a lot of changes," Redknapp said.
"We have been lucky so far and the important thing is that we have the players fresh for the Premier League at the weekend.
"We have changed the team in this competition and that is why we have done so well in the league, where we have won nine and drawn one in our last 10 games.