Redknapp content despite Tottenham Europa League exit looking near

Harry Redknapp defended his rotation policy after Tottenham were beaten 2-1 at home by Greek side PAOK Salonika, The Telegraph reports.

Spurs are now on the brink of elimination from the Europa League after their defeat at White Hart Lane. Redknapp rested nine-first team stars, including Emmanuel Adebayor and Gareth Bale, ahead of the weekend’s clash with Bolton. Spurs paid the price after conceding two early goals and their performance was not enough to get back in the game.

Redknapp insists playing his fringe players and youth players has been successful for their league campaign so far this season, which has seen them hit a great patch of form. The Spurs boss also hinted that his main priority is the league and not the chance of winning European honours in the Europa League.

‘We have been lucky so far and the important thing is that we have the players fresh for the Premier League at the weekend. We have changed the team in the competition and that is why we have done so well in the league, where we have won nine and drawn one in our last 10’, Redknapp said.

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