REDKNAPP TO PUNISH SPURS PLAYERS

Harry Redknapp admits he will have to ‘severely’ punish the Tottenham players who flew to Dublin for a secret Christmas party last week.

Earlier this month, the Tottenham boss revealed that he had banned any seasonal get together for the players so that their focus remained on picking up points for Tottenham to help their bid to qualify for the Champions League this season.

However, the majority of the squad travelled to Ireland without their manager’s knowledge four days before the team’s 1-0 defeat at home to Wolves, a loss that dented Spurs’ Premier League odds.

Speaking about the situation, Redknapp says it will be ‘dealt with internally’ once Saturday’s game with Blackburn is out of the way. The former Portsmouth manager was clearly angry though, saying that he ‘didn’t know anything about the trip at all’.

Redknapp went on to say that although ‘every football club has problems with it’, but added that this is no excuse and it will be ‘dealt with severely’. He certainly isn’t going to let this one go without getting to the bottom of it.

It has been an ongoing problem for Tottenham this season though with questions being raised over the club’s discipline on more than one occasion. Not too long ago, pictures of Peter Crouch and Jonathan Woodgate on a drunken night out were published.

Tottenham are certainly having a good season on the pitch, but need to be careful not to throw this work away with their antics off it. Redknapp is certainly determined to make sure this is not the case. If he fails Spurs’ Champions League Qualification chances could be slim.