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'Let's get after them' - Harry

Posted on 8 March 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp insists we'll stick to our attacking philosophy against AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

'Let's get after them' - Harry

Harry Redknapp insists we'll stick to our attacking philosophy against AC Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The manager was adamant nothing will change as we go into the last 16, second leg with a 1-0 advantage from the San Siro.

We scored 18 goals in our six group matches against Inter Milan, Werder Bremen and FC Twente.

Only two teams have topped that total - Manchester United with 20 on their way to the treble in 1998-99 and Barcelona with 19 in 1999-2000.

That attacking intensity proved too much for reigning champions Inter at the Lane in November and Harry is after a repeat performance against their Milan rivals.

"We're looking to take the game to them from the start," he said on Tuesday.

"We're not coming here to sit on a 1-0 lead. My message to the players will be 'let's get after them' and see if we can score again.

"That's how we play. If we change our style of play it will be difficult, if we say we've got a 1-0 lead and not try to give anything away. I wouldn't want to put a negative thought in the players' minds at all.

"We're at home, it's a new game, a game we want to win, so let's get after them."

Harry was quick to point out the tough task at hand to finish the tie off at the Lane against a Milan side with a wealth of experience and currently top of Serie A.

"We all want to continue in the Champions League," he added.

"It's a fantastic competition and once you've played in it, you want more.

"We want to stay in it as long as we can and it's a wide-open competition again this year.

"It's there for someone to win it and we're still in it, but we have to beat Milan first and we know how tough that's going to be.

"AC Milan is a great football club with great tradition and players who have played at the very highest level throughout their careers. It will be a very difficult game for us."