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Tottenham boss gives full compliment to rivals Arsenal

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has handed arch rivals Arsenal a compliment by saying he wants to play the same style as the Gunners. Despite losing 1-0 at West Ham on Saturday, Spurs played a great brand of possession football with plenty of attacking flair in the way of Rafael van der Vaart, Luka Modric and Aaron Lennon and Redknapp was hoping he could get his side to continue on in that vein.

"I'd like to get another couple of flair players for the side to go with the likes of him (van der Vaart) and Modric. You don't give the ball away when you've got players like that," he said.

"You look at Arsenal, they're all popping the ball around to each other. If people want the ball, you've got a chance because they tend not to give the ball away.

"I'd much rather play that way, to be honest with you, than have people in there who are hammer-throwers, and keep passing the ball to the other team and then tackling people to get it back again. I'd rather go the other way."

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