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Tottenham boss Redknapp stands by initially selecting Lennon

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp stands by his initial selection of winger Aaron Lennon for their thrashing at Real Madrid.

Despite Lennon being on antibiotics since Sunday, Redknapp insists he was right to select the winger in his team before he pulled out.

"Aaron hadn't been feeling well during the day. The doctor came to me and said 'look, he is on antibiotics, I think he will be OK'," Redknapp said.

"I had to make a decision. He was key to everything we wanted to do yesterday, him and Gareth Bale were really where we were looking to cause problems to Real Madrid.

"He's been fantastic for me since I've been at the club and I was desperate for him to play but do I take the chance of sending the kid out when he doesn't feel he's got any strength or energy to go and play in a game like that.

"So I said, 'look I know how much you want to play but you can't take the chance here if you don't feel you can go out and do yourself justice' and that was it."

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