Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has attacked the role of agents in the behaviour of Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and departing Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano.
Redknapp singled out the representative of Begovic, who asked to be left out of his club's midweek Carling Cup tie with Shrewsbury amid reported interest in him from Chelsea.
"How can you have an agent telling a player not to play?" Redknapp said.
"You see that situation this week: a young kid who's done nothing in the game. Suddenly, his agent's wanting him to move so he can make a good move for him and everybody, and it's wrong, it's wrong.
"Players should be stronger anyway. They should stick up for themselves and say, 'You don't run my life; I'm a footballer; I want to play'."
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