Spurs players to have counselling after Muamba collapse
After watching the shocking collapse of 23-year-old Fabrice Muamba at White Hart Lane on Saturday, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that Spurs players have been offered counselling.
Bolton Wanderers player Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest in Wanderer’s FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday. He is currently still in intensive care in Bethnal Green though it recently emerged that he is now able to breathe independently and is able to recognise family members.
Tottenham boss Redknapp described how he watched in horror after seeing Muamba collapse, and has admitted that his squad have been profoundly affected by the evening’s events.
The 65-year-old has said he is extremely pleased to hear of Muamba’s progress after having feared the worst on Saturday. He went onto say that some of the Tottenham players were left in tears on the pitch after witnessing the horrifying collapse first hand, and has revealed that players had been offered counselling.
“We had someone come in today to run the tests,” He said. ”We have also had people in to talk to the lads as well. That was important.
“They have had plenty of support and they have come in and got on with it, but the main talking point was what was happening on the news. They were all just hoping he’d improve.”
Spurs returned to the pitch yesterday evening for the first time since the incident on Saturday, drawing 1-1 with Stoke.
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