Redknapp frustrated by Bentley and Pav attitudes


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Harry Redknapp has revealed that Roman Pavlyuchenko and David Bentley were omitted from the defeat to Wolves because of a lack of effort.

Pavlyuchenko has made his desire to leave Spurs very clear, whilst Bentley has also been frustrated by a lack of minutes this season.

Redknapp has claimed that whilst they could still remain part of his plans, they need to show a better attitude if they are going to make the squad.

“They’re fit. I left them off the bench. There was no incident, Bentley just played in a practice match and didn’t deserve to be on the bench. Nor did Pavlyuchenko.

“Other players have worked hard all week to get in the team, put in 100 per cent. I have to send a message out to them as well sometimes.”

However, Redknapp has insisted the pair will remain in his thoughts and that he has received no offers for either player.

“No-one’s looking to buy them, they’re here and they’re part of the squad, part of the team. But I just decided this week they didn’t work hard enough in training, so I didn’t put them on the bench.

“There’s no grudges. We will see how we go for Wednesday against Manchester City.”

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  1. David Bentley = biggest waste of £15m ever by Tottenham. Just a very poor David Beckham.

    Get rid now!!

    As for Pav! Would rather keep him and get shot of Keane instead.

  2. There were a few others on the pitch on Saturday who also should not be in the team. Ekotto was good at the start of the season but now seems to be going backwards. Corluka is far to slow, get Naughton in the side. Keane seems to have forgotten how to control a ball, his first touch on Saturday was sorely lacking and Huddlestone who I much rather prefer to Jenas needs to lose some weight.

  3. Keep Pav I still think he is the 2nd best stiker we have but he NEEDS to show it, as for Bentley I hope he can turn it around but even if he does he has no chance of pushing out Lennon!


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