Spurs manager Harry Redknapp plays down training ground incident with David Bentley

11 December 2009 01:57
Reports claimed that the Spurs manager fell out with Bentley at half-time during a training ground friendly against Grays Athletic.

'Part of it happened, a very small part, but the whole story got blown up out of proportion,' said Redknapp. 'It was a private training ground game.

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'We are strong in all positions, so we're not really in the market for players."

Roman Pavlyuchenko, linked with a move away, could also stay, with Redknapp adding: 'His people have come over from Russia to discuss him moving but we need all our players, with five games coming up before January 1, we need everybody available.

'It's hard to keep them all happy, I accept that. Pav has been the odd one out, but I am sure his time will come if he's here. If the chairman gets an offer that's acceptable, but wer're not looking to sell him."

Redknapp also confirmed that Luka Modric, out for three months after fracturing a bone in his leg, is set to feature against Wolves tomorrow, probably on the bench.

And in the light of stories regarding players and Christmas parties, Redknapp insisted that none of his players would be allowed to celebrate the festive season.

'If I was asked about a party I would say don't have one, they're nothing but aggravation. Everyone's waiting for you to trip up, go out and get drunk. It's a long season, and this is a busy period, a working period.

'Every year there's aggro at every football club that has one. If they tell me they're having a christmas party I'll tell them they're not having one. They can enjoy themselves but not at this time of the year. One thing they don't need is to get a load of booze down their neck.'

Source: Telegraph