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Redknapp Talks-Up Spurs Chances

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Written by Viorel Mesca.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been discussing tonights vital Champions League game against Inter Milan at White Hart Lane and feels despite missing several key men, his side has the potential to cause an upset, although he is full of praise for Rafa Benitez’ side:

“They know, as I said, that we can cause Inter problems. Maicon is supposed to be the best attacking right-back in the world but he had problems stopping Gareth going the other way. Don’t get me wrong, though. We know how hard it’s going to be. I saw Inter last year win at Chelsea and they were fantastic. They’ve got some proper men in their team – [Dejan] Stanković, [Esteban] Cambiasso, people like that. They’ve got some great competitors, but we’ve got a chance. If we can take four points from the last two home games, it should be enough to see us through to the knockout round.”

“They play and run, play and run, and we have to be switched on properly from the start. At one point I thought it could be five, six or even seven-nil, which would have been terrible. But we’ve got good players here and we know we can cause problems in certain areas of their team. There are definitely parts of their team we can hurt, though obviously I can’t divulge too much yet!”

Regarding tonight’s Champions League clash, Spurs will have to manage without key-man Rafael Van der Vaart, as well as without Dawson, Defoe, Ledley King and goalkeeper Gomes. According to, Harry told reporters:

“The problem is I’ve probably got five of our very best players missing. The goalkeeper is out, he is suspended, my two centre-halves are out, and there is also Van der Vaart and Defoe. They are key players right down the middle of the team, so it’s going to be very difficult. Van der Vaart is quality, but I think he just got a bit tired and that’s when you get injuries. He hasn’t really had many 90 minutes under his belt. At the World Cup [for the Netherlands], he wasn’t playing 90 minutes and when you get to that last 25 minutes and go a bit further than you normally go, that’s when something can go wrong.”

How will Spurs get on tonight against the Italians? Please leave your comments below….

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  1. Roy Singh

    November 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

    We need to have pace, agility, skills & stamina for 90 min. to keep up.Play them man to man & you know exactly what stamina this entails.Eto’o needs to be tharwarted in every move he makes. Who will be responsible to do duty to this!
    The more you frustrate their attack the better chances we should have in the 2nd half. Our changes are to be made at the early stages of the game where it is evident to to identify those that cannot cope.

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