Harry hits out at 'idiot' minority

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Harry Redknapp has labelled Tottenham's minority of dissenting supporters as "idiots" following criticism of his team's performance.

The Tottenham manager was bemused to learn of the discord during a radio phone-in which followed the 1-0 defeat by Manchester City on Tuesday. Hopes of qualifying for the Champions League once again were extinguished at Eastlands and Tottenham are now locked in a battle with Liverpool - Sunday's opponents - for fifth place in the Barclays Premier League.

Redknapp is confident the vast majority of Tottenham supporters are right behind the cause, and suggests those in the opposite camp lack an understanding of where the team has come from, saying: "The reaction doesn't hurt me. The reason I don't listen to phone-ins is because you're talking about idiots."

He added: "Who rings up a radio station? My dad lived for football, went every Saturday, but he wouldn't pick up the phone to a radio station. It's absolute nonsense.

"They're idiots who don't even watch football. They say, 'We were rubbish today'.

"The guys on the radio ask them if they were at the game, and they say, 'No, I heard it on the radio'.

"When I start worrying about what they think, I'll be in trouble.

"99.9% of people who go to Tottenham have loved everything they've seen. That's all that matters."

Spurs made their Champions League debut this season, reaching the quarter-finals where they were knocked out by Real Madrid.

Redknapp stresses the club can never take qualifying for Europe's top club competition for granted, adding: "I can't believe what's been said. I don't know where they've been the last few years. Not watching Tottenham obviously."

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