Redknapp bans Christmas party for Spurs players

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Harry Redknapp has revealed that the Tottenham Hotspur players will not be allowed to have a Christmas party.

The Spurs boss wants his players to be fresh for the busy festive period of fixtures and will allow the squad to celebrate at the end of the season if they achieve something.

“Don’t have one, that’s the only advice I have,” Redknapp said. “I don’t see the point because they’re nothing but aggravation for everybody.

“Everyone’s waiting for you to trip up, go out and get drunk or act silly. You don’t need that.

“It’s a long season and at the end of that, if we are successful and achieve something at Tottenham, they can go and have a party. They can go and enjoy their break in the summer.

“This is a busy period, a working period. Why should we have Christmas parties? Every year there’s aggro at every football club that has one.”

“I don’t think they’d take the liberty to have one without asking first,” Redknapp added. “If they tell me they’re having a Christmas party I’ll tell them they’re not having one.

“I want to see them enjoy themselves but not at this time of year. They’ve got nothing to celebrate.

“They have to maintain their fitness and be prepared for a tough programme coming up – one thing they don’t need is to get a load of booze down their neck.”

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