Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp was said by Spurs medical staff to be 'comfortable' this evening after he earlier came over all faint during an interview, when he told journalists that his side would be extremely capable of overcoming their first-leg Champions League defecit when they entertain Real Madrid at White Hart Lane on Wednesday.
Spurs were crushed 4-0 in Spain, but Redknapp, with his face resembling a well-used boxers' punch bag, announced:
""We know it would take a miracle, but miracles can happen. Take the feeding of the five thousand. Nobody would have given Jesus a hope in hell of catering for that lot, but he rolled his sleeves up and got on with the job, and with the crowd behind him, he pulled it off! We can do the same."
Looking dazed, Harry went on:
"Then there was that time when he walked on water. And he made the blind see, and cured folks. We could do with him in our treatment room at the moment!"
Madrid boss Jose Mourinho vowed to field his strongest side on Wednesday, and said that his team would not be complacent, even with a 4-0 lead. He said: