Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists his players pound-for-pound are simply BETTER than Manchester City's lot.

Redknapp has raised the temperature ahead of the crunch showdown by claiming he would rather keep all of his current players than swap them for any of City's.

The Spurs boss said: "We have Aaron Lennon coming back, and what a player he is, with his pace. Even behind him, there is Gareth Bale, who has come on in such leaps and bounds and has become an attacking force.

"I wouldn't swap our players for any of theirs. We have a terrific group of players, and that's a nice position to be in."