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Redknapp urges Ghaly forgiveness

Martin Jol (left) and Hossam Ghaly
Ghaly was angered by Jol's decision to replace him as a sub after 30 minutes

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has urged supporters to forgive Hossam Ghaly ahead of Tuesday's Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Burnley.

The Egyptian was booed by Spurs fans as he warmed up among the substitutes in Friday's FA Cup win over Wigan.

He has not played for the first team since May 2007 when he threw down his shirt in anger when he was replaced after coming on as a substitute.

"He made a mistake but it's time to forgive and forget," said Redknapp.

"I don't think he was being disrespectful to Tottenham. He had been subbed as a sub and was annoyed with the manager [at the time Martin Jol] more than anything."

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Injuries and suspensions mean the midfielder is likely to be among the substitutes again on Tuesday.

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see also
Tottenham v Burnley
05 Jan 09 |  League Cup
Tottenham 3-1 Wigan
02 Jan 09 |  FA Cup
Ghaly sorry after shirt tantrum
13 May 07 |  Tottenham


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