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Lads will give everything for CL return - Harry

Posted on 14 April 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp said the club had 'loved every minute' of this season's Champions League campaign and that the lads will give their all to qualify again next season.

Lads will give everything for CL return - Harry

Harry Redknapp said the club has 'loved every minute' of this season's Champions League campaign and that the lads will give their all to qualify again next season.

Our fantastic journey in Europe's elite competition ended with a 1-0 defeat in the second leg of our Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid at the Lane on Wednesday night.

Faced with the 'mission impossible' of being 4-0 down after the first leg, the team created chances but couldn't find the breakthrough.

But the fact the lads went off to a standing ovation said it all.

It has been a memorable first-ever campaign in the Champions League and it's only left everyone wanting more.

"It's been a fantastic run, a great experience and adventure for everyone and we've loved every minute," said Harry.

"We've played some great football, home and away, and to have come as far as we've come and played the way we have in our first season in the Champions League has been great. We've all thoroughly enjoyed it."

The team now has to finish in the top four of the Premier League to make it back into the Champions League next season.

We're right in the mix again as well. With seven matches remaining we're fifth, three points behind City in fourth with a game in hand.

In what will be a fascinating end to the season, we next face Arsenal and then huge away matches against Chelsea, City and Liverpool.

"It will be tough but the lads will give it their best shot, as they've done all season," added Harry.

"We've got to try and finish above Chelsea and City. That’s what we’re aiming at and it won’t be easy, but we’ll give it everything. We’ll give it a real go and play some great football, like we always do.

"It will be a great achievement if we manage to do it again."