Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp speaks out following Berahino tweet

The ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager has had his say on the West Bromwich Albion star's current situation.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been speaking to Talksport about West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino’s deadline day tweet.

The England under-21 international was subject to a series of failed bids from Tottenham in the last few weeks but he ultimately remained at the Hawthorns, taking to Twitter shortly before the deadline to voice his frustration at how things had panned out.

“Sad how I can’t say exactly how the club has treated me,” the West Brom star wrote, “but I can official say I will never play Jeremy Peace.”

The tweet did not force through a late move, with Tottenham still a quality striker light and overly reliant on Harry Kane until at least January.

At that point they may well return for Berahino – or another striker for that matter – but much will depend on what happens during the interim.

As for Berahino, he will now have to either get his head down and play for West Brom or prepare himself for a prolonged spell on the side-lines.

Redknapp for one believes it should be the former option, and he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast as much the day after transfer window closed once more.

“It’s ridiculous,” Redknapp told Talksport on Wednesday morning. “He’s (Berahino) got to get on now and go back and play and win the West Brom fans over.

“If a move comes up at the next window and it suits everybody, then great, but he’s got to work hard now and play well to get the fans back on side.”

The presence of social media means players can now vent their frustrations openly but that is not always a good thing, and only time will tell how Berahino’s tweet impacts both West Brom and Tottenham in the months ahead.

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