Redknapp plans to keep attacking

08 December 2010 12:00
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp vowed not to curtail his side's attacking intent after they produced another thriller to finish top of Champions League Group A.Spurs drew 3-3 with FC Twente and have now netted 18 goals, more than any other team in the competition. [LNB]"We look to score and attack teams at every opportunity," said Redknapp, whose team will avoid most of Europe's biggest clubs in the last 16. [LNB]"We've got people who can hurt teams, that's how we've approached the games." [LNB]Tottenham qualified for the knockout stage as pool winners on 11 points; one clear of Inter Milan, who lost 3-0 to Werder Bremen. [LNB]It means the north Londoners will avoid the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the draw on Friday 17 December. [LNB]Ahead of the match, Redknapp recalled how Tottenham stumbled through a two-legged play-off against Young Boys just to reach the competition proper.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Their campaign started with a 2-2 draw in Bremen before Twente were dispatched 4-1 at White Hart Lane. [LNB]Redknapp's men were then edged out 4-3 by Inter but beat the European champions 3-1 at home and saw off Bremen 3-0. [LNB]Tuesday's stalemate with Dutch champions Twente ensured Spurs became the first team in Champions League history to score two or more goals in all six group games. [LNB]"We've gone for it, we have a go," stated Redknapp. "At the end of the day, we've finished top of the group. You can't say 'well, they've conceded goals'; we've scored more goals than anybody. [LNB]"If you want us to shut up shop, we can do that and come away and be difficult to beat and stick five across the midfield. But we don't; we come away and have a go." [LNB]Asked if his philosophy was similar to that of two-time European champions Barcelona, Redknapp replied: "I don't know if we can play like them but that would be nice."[LNB] Not only is finishing top of our group in our maiden Champions League adventure a remarkable achievement, it has been done in true Spurs style - entertaining football, full of flair and goals galore Loyal_Spurs_Fan Tottenham are competing in the Champions League for the first time and this is their first crack at Europe's elite club competition since 1961-62. [LNB]Many questioned whether they had it in them to emerge from a group that included Inter, Werder and Twente - but their answer has been emphatic, with many unforgettable moments along the way. [LNB]"It's a great achievement from the players to finish top of what for me was the most difficult group of the lot," suggested Redknapp. [LNB]"We've had a team near the top of the Dutch league, Werder Bremen, who are a good side with lots of good players, and the holders Inter Milan. I think it was the toughest group and to top it is brilliant. [LNB]"You want to win all your games, so we wanted to win here - but it's important to finish top of the group and we've done that, so I'm proud of the boys. [LNB]"We've got a good squad of players. We'll give anybody a game, for sure." [LNB]Tottenham opened the scoring through a calamitous Peter Wisgerhof own goal but were pegged back by a twice-taken Denny Landzaat penalty. [LNB]Jermain Defoe drove Spurs back in front, only to see his strike cancelled out by a Roberto Rosales header. [LNB]After Defoe tapped in his second, Nacer Chadli secured a point for Twente with an excellent free-kick. [LNB]"It wasn't as if I could complain about the goals we conceded," added Redknapp. "One goal came in open play for them. Overall, I'm delighted."

Source: BBC_Sport