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Harry relishing Wembley test

Posted on 24 July 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is looking forward to taking on Barcelona and Celtic in the Wembley Cup, admitting: "You couldn't get better opposition."

Harry relishing Wembley test

Harry Redknapp is looking forward to taking on Barcelona and Celtic in the Wembley Cup, admitting: "You couldn't get better opposition."

The tournament kicks-off with Celtic against Al Ahly, the CAF Champions League holders from Egypt, at 5.15pm tonight (Friday, July 24).

We follow with a mouth-watering match against European champions Barcelona at 8pm.

On Sunday, Barca take on Al Ahly while we complete the tournament with a 4pm kick-off against Celtic.

"Barcelona at the moment is the best team in the world," said Harry.

"If you look at the performance in winning the European Cup it makes them champions of Europe and there is no-one in the world who could match them at the moment, apart from Manchester United and Chelsea, who are very close.

"Chelsea were very, very close to beating them (in the sem-final) but they proved last season that they were European champions and for me they certainly would be as good a team as there is in the world.

"It will be great to test ourselves against them and Celtic is also a massive club.

"It is a club that has great support, great tradition and wherever they go in the world they take an unbelievable following so Wembley is going to be an absolutely great atmosphere for both games, I'm sure.

"It has the makings of a smashing weekend of football and I am really excited about it.

"Playing Barcelona is just an amazing pre-season game for Tottenham, and playing Celtic as well. The players will be up for it and it will be a great tournament I am sure."