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Every point vital

Posted on 29 September 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is after maximum points from our home matches in the Champions League - starting tonight against FC Twente.

Every point vital

Harry Redknapp is after maximum points from our home matches in the Champions League - starting tonight against FC Twente.

The Dutch champions provide the opposition for an historic first-ever match at White Hart Lane in the group stages of Europe's elite competition.

Harry pinpointed our group as one of the tightest - his view backed by two 2-2 draws in the first round of matches a fortnight ago.

"It's a tight group, four good teams and a difficult group," said Harry. "Every point will be vital.

"We will need to win our homes games, obviously, and if you do that you'll qualify.

"That means this is a massive game for us, a game we need to win.

"It will be a great atmosphere, just like the last game here against Young Boys. That lifted us and we got the win we needed."

Harry said he was full of respect for FC Twente. "Clive (Allen) and Kevin (Bond) have been to watch them, Kevin saw them draw against Ajax on Saturday," he said.

"They are a good team with good players. You don't win a Championship unless you are a good team.

"We've also watched the draw against Inter Milan. That was an excellent performance. Look at their home record last season and it tells you that they are a fantastaic home team, they can beat anyone at home.

"They gave Inter a great game and we respect the opposition."