Harry Redknapp has stressed the importance of the Christmas fixture calendar for Tottenham as they look to maintain a top four finish in the Premier League.
The Spurs boss admits that a run of poor results will spoil his festive season and will have his players in training on Christmas Day.
“One year at Portsmouth we got beaten by Southampton so I cancelled the festivities. That didn’t make me too popular, I can tell you,” Redknapp said.
“But we all care so passionately about the game and about Tottenham Hotspur football club that you just can’t turn off.
“I could have the grandkids around for a Christmas meal, but deep down there’s a chance I will be in a hump if results have gone badly. It’s silly really, but that’s how my Christmasses are every year – and I am not alone in that.”
“It’s hard. There are a lot of games but its a job that ends up affecting so many people’s lives. So you do everything you can,” he sid.
“This Christmas, for instance, we’ll be training on Christrmas Day for our Boxing Day trip to Fulham.
“It becomes second nature and the whole festive period is about training and playing. So no different to any other time of the season.”
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