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Harry Redknapp has hit back at Adel Taarabt’s claims that he is fully fit by saying the Queens Park Rangers midfielder only appears slim because he had tonsillitis.
The escalating war of words between The Hoops manager and the 25-year-old began when Redknapp blasted Taarabt for being three stone overweight on Monday.
Taarabt responded to the claims by releasing a series of photos of his waistline that appeared to show the midfielder in full fitness before blaming Redknapp’s training methods for not being tough enough.
However, the QPR manager has now retaliated by claiming that Taarabt only lost weight because he was suffering from tonsillitis recently.
‘The only reason he has lost weight is because he has had tonsillitis. That’s the only way we could get any weight off of him,’ Redknapp told The Sun.
‘He is not fit to play a game, that’s the truth.
‘He is the worst professional I have ever come across and I have been his only ally at QPR for the past three years.
‘He doesn’t try and I have protected him for too long.’
Redknapp added: ‘Even I could suck my stomach in for a picture and look OK.’