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Keeping with tradition

Posted on 13 January 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp believes his team play in a way synonymous with so many great Spurs sides down the years - and he admits he can't get enough of it!

Keeping with tradition

Harry Redknapp believes his team play in a way synonymous with so many great Spurs sides down the years - and he admits he can't get enough of it!

A promising first half to the manager's first full season in charge at the Lane sees us well in the hunt for a Champions League place going into the nitty gritty of the campaign.

But Harry feels it is the style in which we have played to gain the points needed to elevate us into our lofty position that has been so pleasing.

He said: "Sometimes I sit there and I like watching us play, the way we move the ball, the movement we get - I enjoy it. And when you are the manager and you've got players playing like that it's a lovely feeling.

"You can go and win games but I haven't got a team that just kick it up the field and scramble it. We pass the ball great, and players like Tom Huddlestone, Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar are fantastic passers of the ball.

"That's how I like my teams to play and I don't know any other way really. And I think Spurs has always had that tradition.

"We were the original push and run team under Arthur Rowe, when they played pass and move. Now that may have been 1950 but the same principles still apply now.

"You pass and move, make another angle, make a different position and that's how we play - we're always moving, making angles for each other, and we pass the ball and I enjoy watching us play that way."