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Tottenham boss Redknapp finds positives in Cup defeat

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says there are positives to draw from their Carling Cup defeat to Arsenal.

Redknapp believes despite the disappointing final outcome, it was a worthwhile experience to see some of his fringe men, like former Gunner David Bentley, get a taste of first-team action.

"I wanted to rest a lot of the payers who have played a lot of games," Redknapp said.

"Sandro got around the pitch. I like him. I think he will be good player. I learned that Sandro can play in this country, for sure.

"It was Bentley's first game, and he needs his match fitness. I am sure he was very tired at the end of extra time."

Redknapp added: "I cannot keep playing the same guys in every game - Sir Alex Ferguson made 10 changes for a Champions League game.

"We had eight international players out there at the start, and five of them played at the World Cup, so with a couple of kids, it was a nice mixture.

"We have got West Ham on Saturday, then a Champions League game here, before Aston Villa on Saturday - it is non-stop."

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