Tottenham boss Harry Rednapp has rubbished claims he is victimising Darren Bent after the striker's stunning miss against Wigan.
"Donâ€™t be so f*****g precious," rapped Redknapp in response to suggestions that Bent had been upset by a joke that his wife would have scored the simple header in the final minutes of Sundayâ€™s 1-1 draw.
"If I had the hump every time someone said something about me, I wouldnâ€™t get out of the house in the morning. It wasnâ€™t like it was Darren Bent I was trying to knock, I swear. If it had been Jermain Defoe Iâ€™d have said the same thing. It was my reaction to the miss.
"It could have been anybody. Someone said: 'Do you think you should have won the game?' and I replied: 'Yes, I think my missus would have scored it.'.
"You canâ€™t keep *****-footing around. What am I supposed to say? 'It was a really good try' or 'he was unlucky' or 'heâ€™s done his best'?
"He should make sure that next time he gets a chance, he scores. Go out and practise. He spent a bit of time this morning heading balls into the goal."
Redknapp added: "Heâ€™s got a future, they all have, but I canâ€™t sit back here and say Iâ€™m not going to bring any players in."