WEMBLEY COUNTDOWN: Harry lashes out at Uefa Cup timing
SPURS boss Harry Redknapp goes into tonight s Uefa Cup last 32 second leg tie against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Lane admitting it is a game he could do without, writes Patrick Mooney. Redknapp is unhappy with the scheduling of the tie – just three before hi
SPURS boss Harry Redknapp goes into tonight's Uefa Cup last 32 second leg tie against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Lane admitting it is a game he could do without, writes Patrick Mooney.
Redknapp is unhappy with the scheduling of the tie - just three before his side's Carling Cup clash with Manchester United at Wembley.
"Whoever heard of playing on a Thursday night before a cup final on Sunday," said Redknapp. "It is ludicrous. The whole fixture list is crazy. Something needs to be done.
"Most teams who get to a cup final are preparing all week. In the old days you would see players going away for two or three days to a hotel, resting with a spa bath and getting ready.
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"It is unfortunate we are in the Uefa Cup really - it does not help things."
Spurs go into the second leg 2-0 down after conceding goals in the last 11 minutes in Denetsk last Thursday.
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Redknapp has said he will ring the changes and rest the majority of his Carling Cup squad tonight, with likely starts for teenage rookies Dean Parrett and John Bostock.