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Harry: 'We're ready'

Posted on 20 October 2010  - 12:00

As he prepares to take his team onto one of the most famous stages in European football for one of the biggest games in our recent history, the message from Harry Redknapp is simple: ‘We're ready'.

Harry: 'We're ready'

As he prepares to take his team onto one of the most famous stages in European football for one of the biggest games in our recent history, the message from Harry Redknapp is simple: ‘We're ready'.

Who could ignore Inter Milan's surge to the Bernabeu last season where they lifted this coveted trophy - but Harry has his team prepared for the mighty Italians.

And he believes he has a squad of players capable of matching Rafa Benitez's star-studded outfit both at the San Siro tonight and in the return fixture at the Lane on November 2.

So the manager believes these two games could be decisive as to who comes out on top in Group A, with both teams level on four points going into Matchday 3 while Werder Bremen and FC Twente wait in the wings for any slip-ups.

Harry said: "We've watched all the videos and have been to watch Inter to play a couple of times. I saw them in the Champions League at Chelsea last year and have watched all the games on DVD. We know what to expect.

"They have some fantastic players and [Samuel] Eto'o looks to be on the top of his game at the moment. But we have good players as well so we're looking forward to the game.

"It's an important game and we play Inter twice now very quickly, so they'll be very important games in the group.

"We've made a good start, got a good point in Germany [against Bremen] in a game we should have won having been 2-0 up. It was still a good point and then a good home performance against FC Twente.

"But these are two tough tests now against Inter and we're looking forward to it. I've said many times we have quality players and feel we can give anyone a game, so we're ready."

And Harry is also insistent that, despite the quality of the opposition, he has no plans to relinquish his usual attacking gameplan at the San Siro that worked so well in the first half in Bremen last month.

He added: "I hope we start off like an Express Train and go 2-0 up again tonight, that will be nice! We always have a go and play an attacking game - that's how we play.

"We'll look to have a go and try to cause them problems. We won't sit back and soak up pressure for 90 minutes, that's not the way we play. We'll be positive and see what we can do."