Tottenham boss Redknapp rubbishes Bent victimisation claims

Tottenham boss Harry Rednapp has rubbished claims he is victimising Darren Bent after the striker's stunning miss against Wigan.

Tottenham boss Harry Rednapp has rubbished claims he is victimising Darren Bent after the striker's stunning miss against Wigan.

"Don’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 Sunday’s 1-1 draw.

"If I had the hump every time someone said something about me, I wouldn’t get out of the house in the morning. It wasn’t like it was Darren Bent I was trying to knock, I swear. If it had been Jermain Defoe I’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 can’t keep *****-footing around. What am I supposed to say? 'It was a really good try' or 'he was unlucky' or 'he’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: "He’s got a future, they all have, but I can’t sit back here and say I’m not going to bring any players in."

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