Tottenham boss Redknapp still learning

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits a Champions League campaign has been something new in his long career.

Redknapp admits that playing in the Champions League and planning for matches such as tonight's tie against Inter is a new, demanding discipline.

“It was about half an hour after the game finished at Old Trafford when I started to think about Inter,” reveals Redknapp, who had a nightmare opening half in the San Siro last month with the European champions taking a 4-0 lead.

“It's not been easy juggling the pack, especially with injuries to key players like Michael Dawson, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe

“Tomorrow could be a real special European night at White Hart Lane and if you don't look forward to matches like this, then you really shouldn't be in the game.

“We have to create the right atmosphere, play at a high tempo, a Premier League pace, and get at them from the start. Make no mistake, Inter are a really special team. I watched them beat Chelsea last season and four of their players were voted the best in Europe — goalkeeper Julio Cesar, full-back Maicon, midfield player Wesley Sneijder and striker Samuel Eto'o.

“We came back well to finish 3-4 in the first leg but, to be honest, after leading 4-0 they probably took their foot off the pedal. Gareth Bale troubled Maicon in that second half, though. He has to do the same tomorrow and Aaron Lennon can do something similar against them on the other flank.”

 
Click here for the best Tottenham coverage on the 'net. All your Spurs news and gossip in one spot.

Have your say

Related Images