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Harry on Hearts

Posted on 18 August 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp expects a real challenge over two legs in our Europa League play-off against Hearts - not least at Tynecastle tonight.

Harry on Hearts

Harry Redknapp expects a real challenge over two legs in our Europa League play-off against Hearts - not least at Tynecastle tonight.

The Scottish Premier League team's Edinburgh stadium is expected to be packed to the rafters and the home manager and players expect an 'electric atmosphere'.

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime game for the boys," says midfielder Ryan Stevenson in the local press today and manager Paul Sergio adds: "We are not at the top like Tottenham but we want to be there. We want to grow and do big things, that is our motivation. Here, we have a very good opportunity to do that, to show ourselves to the world."

It's no surprise therefore that Harry, as well as coach Joe Jordan - a former Hearts manager - and the players are all ready for a real test of their mettle on what is our first competitive match of the 2011-12 campaign.

"We're ready to play," stated Harry. "We all know it will be a tough game for us, a difficult game.

"They are a good side and it's a difficult place to go. It will be a full house, an intimidating atmosphere and it will be a test for us.

"I'm sure it will be tight, two tough and very competitive games over the two legs."