Tottenham v Real Madrid - ‘We have a chance,’ says Redknapp
Can Spurs produce the fightback to end all fightbacks against Real Madrid?
HARRY Redknapp believes Tottenham’s first priority against Real Madrid should be to win the match – but insists a miracle comeback is not beyond his side.
Spurs go into the second leg of their quarter-final against Joes Mourinho’s side all but out of the competition, having been hammered 4-0 in Spain a week ago.
But the Lilywhites should be a different prospect at a packed White Hart Lane, and Redknapp is promising an attacking – but measured – approach as Spurs seek to rescue the tie.
“So long as we play well and give it everything we have I can’t ask for anything more,” said the Spurs boss. “We have to see if we can win the game and see how the game develops.
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Redknapp wants Spurs to draw on the strength of their previous comebacks in the competition this season. His side were 3-0 down to Young Boys of Bern in their qualifying match before they eventually came back to win the tie in the second leg.
And they gave holders Inter Milan a huge fright in their first game of the group stage, with Gareth Bale’s hat-trick bringing them back from 4-0 down to the brink of a draw.
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A similar performance tonight, against a Real Madrid side whose biggest enemy may be their own complacency, is required for Tottenham, and Redknapp is ruling nothing out.
“We know it would take a miracle but miracles can happen,” Redknapp added. “If we play very well you never know.
“We played well on Saturday so we are in a good frame of mind.
“It’s a fantastic game to look forward to. We would have liked to have been in a position where we were a lot closer to them but the first leg did not go our way for reasons that we know and have seen.
“But it’s last eight of the Champions League, we’re playing Real Madrid, and I am sure that the fans and players are looking forward to it.”