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Harry's goal-den boys

Posted on 25 November 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp paid tribute to the team's attacking style after a 3-0 win against Werder Bremen secured a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Harry's goal-den boys

Harry Redknapp paid tribute to the team's attacking style after a 3-0 win against Werder Bremen secured a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Goals have certainly been the name of the game in our first Champions League campaign.

We kicked-off with six goals over two play-off legs against Young Boys and have now bagged 15 in five matches to top Group A.

Younes Kaboul, Luka Modric and Peter Crouch netted in another cavalier home performance against Werder Bremen on Wednesday night.

Knowing victory would guarantee a place in the last 16, Younes gave us the dream start with a fine volley from Aaron Lennon's cross inside six minutes.

The team recovered from the loss of Jermaine Jenas through injury to end the half on top and Luka finished superbly from the familiar headed assist of ‘Crouchy' to make it 2-0 before the break.

The second half was completely one-way traffic.

Gareth Bale struck the crossbar and missed a penalty and Crouchy had a header cleared off the line before completing the scoring with his sixth goal of this Champions League campaign, slotting home from close range from another Aaron cutback after 78 minutes.

Inter Milan's 1-0 win over FC Twente means we top Group A from the Italians on goal difference, with both teams on 10 points.

It also means if we win our final group match away to Twente on December 7 we'll top the group. Inter travel to Werder Bremen.

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"I thought we played within ourselves in the first half," reflected Harry.

"It was difficult. They filled up the midfield and I felt we played into tight areas rather than getting it wide quick enough.

"When we did that we opened them up because every time we got it out to Gareth or Aaron we looked like we were going to create a chance.

"Overall it was a good night again for us and we've played some great football at White Hart Lane.

"We started with the first game against Young Boys and got four, against Twente we got another four goals, we got three against Milan and three again against Werder Bremen, so we are certainly scoring goals and creating lots of chances.

"We give teams problems with the way we play.

"As I've said many times, it is an open team but when we are open we play an open game and that is when we are at our most dangerous.

"We've certainly enjoyed it so far and hopefully we can get a result at Twente and win the group."

Meanwhile, Harry reported that JJ limped out of the action with a tight calf.