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Harry acknowledges tough task

Posted on 22 May 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is under no illusions as to the size of the task we face on the final day of the season if we are to grab a place in Europe for next term.

Harry acknowledges tough task

Harry Redknapp is under no illusions as to the size of the task we face on the final day of the season if we are to grab a place in Europe for next term.

We go into the final weekend of the campaign two points behind seventh-placed Fulham, therefore needing a win away at Liverpool to give ourselves any chance.

And the manager has no doubts that a game against the Reds will be made no easier by the fact that they are no longer fighting for the league title.

Manchester United clinched that crown last weekend, but Harry believes Rafa Benitez's men will be looking to go out on a high in front of their own fans after what he feels has been a fantastic season for the men from Merseyside.

"Good teams have always got something to play for and you don't go to a club like Liverpool expecting to face a team not bothering because it's the last game of the season," Harry said at today's press conference.

"Rafa Benitez is a top manager and he will have his team prepared. The Kop will be in full voice and I'm sure it will be a great atmosphere.

"They've only lost two league games all year, so for them not to have won the title is amazing. We were one of those teams.

"Liverpool have had a fantastic season and have pushed United all the way. I'm sure they'll come back even stronger next year because they're getting better all the time."

On our chances of taking that elusive seventh spot against the odds, Harry continued: "Just to qualify for Europe would be a magnificent achievement, so we will obviously look to do that if possible.

"But Fulham are in pole position and it will be very difficult for us. We need to beat Liverpool and hope they lose at home to Everton, so it's all in their favour.

"It would be an achievement to be proud of and we'll certainly give it our best shot."

Harry also offered praise to Fulham, our rivals for seventh place, and especially their manager, Roy Hodgson.

"Roy would get my vote for manager of the season. He's taken them from the brink of relegation last season to a European spot, unless we can hopefully deny them on Sunday."

Highlights of Harry Redknapp's final press conference of the season is now available on Spurs TV Online in The Lodge section.

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