When asked if the goal against Rubin Kazan made it difficult to leave Pavlyuchenko out, Redknappâ€™s response was uncompromising.
â€śNo, not really,â€ť said Redknapp. â€śI have got good competition up front. Jermain Defoe scored a good goal last week. Manu Adebayorâ€™s been on good form. Itâ€™s what they are paid to do. When they play they have to take their chance.â€ť
So can Redknapp keep Pavlyuchenko happy? â€śHeâ€™s never happy really,â€ť he continued. â€śI donâ€™t think I can keep him happy.
â€śHe is a good lad and gets on with it. He puts it in every game, at home, away from home. He is a top player, there is no doubt about that. When he is on his game he is a fantastic player. He has got great ability and power in his shooting.
â€śBut I can only pick the people I think deserve to play. That is what I do. If I get it right, I am clever. If I get it wrong, I take the blame, donâ€™t I?
â€śAdebayor has been excellent leading the line and the biggest problem I have had is whether I have Rafa van der Vaart or Defoe with him. Van der Vaart scored in the last three games. Defoe scored Sunday. Pav scored. So itâ€™s good.â€ť