Lampard feels bad for Harry
Frank Lampard admits he feels guilty that his Champions League triumph with Chelsea cost his uncle Harry Redknapp his job at Tottenham.
Last Updated: 17/06/12 10:49am
Frank Lampard has admitted he feels guilty that his UEFA Champions League triumph with Chelsea cost his uncle Harry Redknapp his job at Tottenham Hotspur.
Lampard and his Blues team-mates finished sixth - two places behind Spurs - in the Premier League last season.
But they denied Tottenham a place in Europe's top club competition by improbably winning the tournament after victories over Barcelona and then Bayern Munich.
Redknapp claimed Champions League football would not have kept him in his post at White Hart Lane, but Lampard feels he did not deserve to go.
"I feel really bad for Harry, especially as my biggest success in football turned out so unlucky for him," he told The Sun.
"He deserved Champions League football. He and Spurs finished fourth. That's why I'm still shell-shocked by what's happened.
"I have some mates who are Spurs fans and they are desperately disappointed. They remember how they were rock-bottom when Harry came in. Then, all of a sudden, they're playing in the Champions League and competing at the top.
"He's done an amazing job. He did so well people were talking of him as a great choice for England and he deserved that recognition. He certainly didn't deserve to lose his job."