Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Redknapp's Court Case Is Helping Spurs Title Bid

Harry Redknapp's court case is actually helping Spurs' bid to be Premier League champions.

That's the surprise view of Roberto Martinez as he prepares his Wigan team for tonight's clash at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham fans fear Redknapp's absence from the training ground whilst he fights a tax evasion charge in court is wrecking their attempt to overhaul Manchester City.

But Martinez sees the opposite happening with Spurs players digging deep to try and secure three points for their boss to help him through his stressful period.

He said: ``Harry Redknapp has a very good staff and a strong relationship with the players.

``Sometimes when you have a manager that is not there, as a player you just want to make him feel happy or want to repay him.

``The way to do that is by performing on the pitch and that is what Spurs will do.

``They have been very professional in what they have been doing. They showed the same level of performance against Watford. That means he is on top of things.

``Physically sometimes you don't have to be there, but he will be there psychologically.

``So, I don't think it will be a disadvantage to them at all. Normally when you get a difficult situation in football it works in your favour because you get a different stimulation for players.

``Looking at the relationship Harry Redknapp has with the club and the players, over the last few season he has created such a solid project it will not be a disadvantage at all.''

Martinez is looking to new signing Jean Beausejour to inspire the rock bottom Latics to a shock win.

He said: ``Jean has come to us at the perfect moment. I watched him play for Chile in the World Cup in South Africa and saw what a good player he was then.

``Now he has had the experience of playing in England and the chance to adapt to the way we play football here.

``He is the right age at 27 and is ready for Premier League football. He was the one person I really wanted to sign in the transfer window.''


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