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Harry's key points

Posted on 2 November 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp has set his sights on taking points off Inter Milan in tonight's Champions League cracker at White Hart Lane.

Harry's key points

Harry Redknapp has set his sights on taking points off Inter Milan in tonight's Champions League cracker at White Hart Lane.

The competition holders and Italian champions arrive at the Lane with seven points out of nine in Group A having beaten us 4-3 last time out in Milan.

That defeat took our record to a win, draw and loss from our three group games.

However, Werder Bremen and FC Twente drew that night to leave us in second place in the group ahead of tonight's reverse fixtures.

"It's a tight group and we need to get something from this game," said Harry.

"It's a very important match, especially with Werder Bremen playing Twente. If one of those teams manage to win, we'll need to get points on the board as well.

"Inter have real quality, they are champions of Italy as well as Champions League holders. It's a very tough game, but I fancy us at home, in front of our fans.

"We have to set a high tempo, play the way we want to play and I think it will be a great night's football."

Arrive early for Inter...

Meanwhile, Harry underlined the importance of our second half display in the San Siro.

Trailing 4-0 at half-time after a nightmare first half where we went 1-0 down after a minute, 2-0 down and lost Heurelho Gomes to a red card after 10 and then 3-0 inside 15 minutes, Gareth Bale led the response with a memorable hat-trick as it ended 4-3.

"The goals were important not just to give the players belief, but if we'd have come away from there with it looking as bad as could have, it would have been very difficult," added Harry.

"There were parts of the game where I felt we could cause them some problems but we just got off to that horrific start. Everything that could have gone wrong did go wrong early in the game and that made it difficult.

"So to come back and for Gareth to score such a fantastic hat-trick to give us some respectability in the scoreline was very important."