Harry ‘I Trust Heuelho Gomes’ Redknapp recalls Ben Alnwick from loan

Posted by - November 21, 2008 - Tottenham

What Harry says and what Harry does

Earlier this week, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp came out in defence of under-fire keeper Heurelho Gomes. Redknapp said: “He’s our number one so he’s got to do the job – we’re relying on him heavily. I believe in him and we have to believe in him.”

Rough translation: our reserve keeper (Cesar Sanchez) is even worse so it looks like I will have to keep picking him until January.

Redknapp has now recalled young keeper Ben Alnwick from his loan spell at Carlisle United. So to clarify, the Tottenham boss – who has no intention of dropping ‘Safehands’ Gomes – has cut short some guaranteed first-team football for a 21-year-old keeper to make him third-choice at White Hart Lane. That makes sense.