Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has paid tribute to the late Marc-Vivien Foe.

The collapse of Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has brought back memories of the former Manchester City star for Redknapp.

"Marc was a fantastic player," said an emotional Redknapp, who was speaking at a Gillette Soccer Saturday Roadshow event in Bournemouth.

"He was playing for Cameroon in France and he collapsed on the pitch and we lost him.

"He was a great character, a great boy, so please God, we hope that Fabrice will recover well and we are all keeping our fingers crossed.

"It felt like it was similar to that game (where Foe died) at the time on Saturday. The lads said his heart had stopped and we really were thinking... you know... it was an unbelievable experience.

"I wasn't there when Marc collapsed. It's the first time I'd seen that happen. It was unreal, but the right people were there to support him."