Redknapp said: “We’ve had two hard away games and could easily have had six points from them.
“Kanu has played well for me up front in both games. He has done all season. He has been brilliant for me – he’s been a fantastic signing. To have a go at Kanu is wrong. He’s a top, top player. Look at what he has done in his career.
“Yes, he has that languid style of his, but you have to look at the bigger picture.
“We all come in for criticism, and you can accept in when it is justified. But when it is out of order I’ll defend my players to the hilt.”