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One of the great nights...

Posted on 3 November 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp said it was 'a pleasure' to be part of one of the great European nights at the Lane after we put Inter Milan to the sword in the Champions League.

One of the great nights...

Harry Redknapp said it was 'a pleasure' to be part of one of the great European nights at the Lane after we put Inter Milan to the sword in the Champions League.

Gareth Bale stole the show again as goals from Rafael van der Vaart, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko secured a famous 3-1 win to leave us proudly sitting on top of Group A in Europe's elite competition.

Van der Vaart expertly converted Luka Modric's slide-rule pass to crucially open the scoring in the first half.

Bale gave Inter's highly-rated Brazilian full-back Maicon a torrid time all night and set-up our second and third goals with typical bursts down the left flank.

Both runs ended with inch-perfect crosses for Crouch and then Pavlyuchenko to tap home from close range.

In-between, Samuel Eto'o drilled home a fine goal to make it 2-1 but we were not to be denied as Bale and Pavlychenko combined with two minutes remaining.

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"It was a great performance from the whole team, every single player," reflected Harry.

"Gareth will get all the plaudits, and he was brilliant. But the whole team was brilliant.

"There isn't one player who didn't do what we asked of them. We closed them down, we outplayed them, we outpassed them. We were much the better team.

"It was an outstanding performance and one of the great nights at White Hart Lane.

"You have to put it into perspective with who we're playing against. Inter Milan, the Champions League holders, the Italian champions.

"The opposition was top, top class and for us to play how we did against them was just a fantastic performance.

"I thought Gallas was fantastic and young Kaboul is looking a real player. The two have come together as a pairing and they did great against top opposition.

"Gallas' experience is important for us but they are all growing up and it's experience for all of them.

"He was top, top drawer and every single one of them was brilliant. Carlo in goal, Aaron Lennon was a constant threat, Crouchy has led the line well for us in Europe.

"We've got great players and this is a great stadium for generating an atmosphere.

"We're playing well. We've got a good chance now to get out of the group and that's what we're really aiming to do."

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