Vedran Corluka has revealed that he begged Harry Redknapp to leave Tottenham Hotspur.
Corluka has found himself behind Kyle Walker in the pecking order at right-back at Spurs this season and has joined Bayer Leverkusen on loan for the remainder of the campaign.
Charlie has always been a reliable performer for us but his lack of pace hampered our right flank play.
“When I told him that I had an option to move to Germany, Harry didn’t want to even hear about that,” Corluka told Vecernji List.
“He said to me that he still needs me and that I’m like all the other players – very important to him.
“The day before leaving Spurs I called him, and even begged him to let me go, as that was the only option for me and my chances to be at Euro 2012.
“And, after that conversation, he softened up and said that I can leave Tottenham.”
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