Redknapp said: “Jonathan Woodgate was outstanding for them, too, and they also had Yakubu who we sold for £8million when I wasn’t here.
“You would love to have him in your team now, a terrific player still. So we mustn’t get too gloomy about not beating Middlesbrough.
“We battered them up there at the start of the season but they’ve improved a lot since Woodgate has come in.
“David James should be in the England squad again. He’s the best. He had nothing to do tonight until the last few minutes when he made those saves, but he’s capable of that.
“But I don’t pick the England team and I think Steve McClaren and company have moved on.”