Harry Redknapp has claimed Gareth Bale was fit when he left Spurs to link up with Wales.
Bale has been ruled out of the clash with England due to a hamstring problem, with Wales claiming he picked it up in the 0-0 draw with West Ham.
But Redknapp has claimed that Bale was absolutely fine when he left Tottenham and had no such injury at all.
“I wouldn’t have let him go if he had an injury.
“Gareth played for 90 minutes against West Ham on Saturday and they tell me the figures from that game show he covered more ground than he’s ever done before.
“There was no sign of a hamstring injury. He’s not come in after the game and said his hamstrings were tight.
“When he left here on Saturday, off he went and he certainly wasn’t injured.
“He hasn’t had a hamstring injury. He had a back, then he had a tight thigh and we’ve been very careful with him.
“Now he’s got a hamstring. He must’ve done it with Wales. I’m not blaming anyone. It’s no-one’s fault.
“The first I heard of it was at 10 o’clock on Wednesday night when our physio called me. I feared the worst, but he’s seen the physio and it’s only tightness.
“There’s no tear, but if he plays and it pings, he’s had it.”
Redknapp would be loath to lose Bale, one of his most influential players just prior to the mammoth clash with Real Madrid in ten days time.
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