Redknapp unhappy with 'disrespectful' Pavlyuchenko
Monday 18 May 2009
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has criticised Roman Pavlyuchenko for his "disrespectful" reaction after being substituted during match against Manchester City.
Pavlyuchenko was replaced in the 75th minute of Spurs' 2-1 win over Man City on Saturday. Redknapp waited on the touchline to shake his hand, but the Russia striker ignored him before walking straight down the tunnel at White Hart Lane.
"I don't like that," Redknapp said. "The fans pay their money to watch and when a player runs down the tunnel it's disrespectful."
Redknapp has also said that midfielder David Bentley is likely to leave the club in the offseason after only one season at Spurs.
Bentley joined Spurs from Blackburn last September for £15m but fell out of favor after Redknapp replaced Juande Ramos as manager six weeks later.
"David is obviously going to think, 'Hang on, I'm not in the team even when Aaron Lennon's not fit and maybe it's time I moved on,"' Redknapp said. "He's a good lad but I've changed how we play a little bit."
Tottenham also announced that Tom Huddlestone will undergo surgery on his knee Monday, forcing him to miss Saturday's game at Liverpool.
The 22-year-old midfielder, who joined Spurs from Derby in 2005, has played 31 games for Tottenham this season, scoring twice.
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