Tuesday February 15 2011
Redknapp: 'Flamini is a disgrace'

Harry Redknapp felt it was “a great night for Spurs” at San Siro, but blasted Mathieu Flamini. “It's an absolute disgrace.”

Tottenham came away from Milan with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie.

“I said at half time we had to keep giving the ball to Aaron Lennon because he really had the beating of the left back all day,” the manager told Sky Sports 2.

“We had to keep trying to get him on the ball as much as possible, but the back four stood firm.

“The whole team were magnificent, every one of them did their jobs tonight. You hear the crowd singing - it's a great night for them, it's a great night for Tottenham.”

There was controversy, though, as Flamini was only booked for a two-footed tackle that forced Vedran Corluka off on a stretcher.

“That's a red card all day - how do you not get a red card for that? It's an absolute disgrace - they should look at that surely and they should do something about that. That is a dangerous, dangerous tackle.

“Obviously I lost Corluka and took a gamble really bringing Jonathan Woodgate on but I just felt his experience would be vital, it was a case of knowing where to be at the right time and I felt that Jonathan could give us that.”

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