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Ex-Spurs boss Redknapp: Taarabt had huge talent, but very little will

Harry Redknapp has recalled working with Adel Taarabt at Tottenham.

The midfielder is currently impressing with Benfica.

Redknapp admits he liked Taarabt as a player, though claims about his potential were overblown.

He told Pianeta Milan: "Winning the Ballon d'Or? He wasn't that strong (laughs).

"Adel is not a bad guy, but he never gave everything to be the fantastic player he could have been, given his talent. He had a huge talent , but very little will."

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