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Posted on 5 May 2010  - 12:00

The word 'caution' hasn't entered Harry Redknapp's vocabularly as he prepares for the match of the season at City tonight.

The word 'caution' hasn't entered Harry Redknapp's vocabulary as he prepares for the match of the season at City tonight.

Few games have meant so much in our recent history.

Victory will guarantee fourth place in the Premier League and secure a place in the Champions League for the first time in our history.

Indeed, success at Eastlands would mean a place in the European Cup for only the second time after our double team of 1960-61 reached the semi-finals in 1961-62.

On the other hand, a draw would mean we maintain our one-point lead over City going into the final weekend of the season.

We would then travel to Burnley knowing that a win would secure fourth or that we'd need to match whatever City do in their final match at West Ham.

But going to City and playing for a point is not the way for Harry or this Spurs team.

"I wouldn't want to go up there and be negative and not have a go," said the manager.

"We only know one way to play, the way we are. We have attacking midfield players, wide players who like to go forward. We won't change too much.

"They have dangerous forwards, the front two (Adebayor, Tevez) are a threat to anyone with Bellamy and Johnson. It's an attacking team but we'll go there and have a go as well."

Harry described the match as 'what we're all in football for'. "It's going to be an unbelievable night," he added.

"It's a great position for us to be in and we'd certainly have taken it at the start of the season.

"We're right in there with two games to go and we now need a positive result on Wednesday night.

"It's got the makings of a great game. We’ve been up there all year trying to break in the top four and it would be great to finish there, a fantastic achievement."