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Redknapp: Tottenham must attack Twente as we have no defenders!

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits he must attack Champions League rivals FC Twente as he has no fit defenders.

Redknapp will try to hammer the Dutch champions - who were managed by former England chief Steve McClaren last year - with an attacking line-up as he tries to ease away from the pack in Group A.

Redknapp said: "We have to go for it. Winning the game is all-important and it will set us up nicely.

"The group is wide open with one point each. Inter Milan are obviously the favourites but after that, it's wide open. At home, our crowd are pumped up. It will be an intimidating atmosphere, just like it was in the qualifier against Young Boys. We attacked and got after them from the start.

"That is what we have to do in these European games, especially in this group. In Milan you might set up differently but at home... no.

"I have some concerns at the centre of defence. We've lost some key players through injury - even William Gallas, who I signed on a free from Arsenal, is out until after the next international break.

"Gallas pulled a groin muscle with his last kick in training on Friday morning.

"Dawson is out long term, King hasn't trained since he played nine days ago against Wolves and Kaboul picked up a calf injury in that game. When I took Gallas on, everyone - even people who worked for me - said 'What are you going to do? You have caused yourself a problem'. Now he's out for three weeks!

"I was close to naming 18-year-old Steven Caulker on the bench for West Ham but he was struggling after starting in midweek against Arsenal.

"He got cramp everywhere - even his ears!"

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