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Respect due

Posted on 23 November 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp expects nothing less than a massive test against Werder Bremen in the Champions League tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 24).

Respect due

Harry Redknapp expects nothing less than a massive test against Werder Bremen in the Champions League tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 24).

The German side arrive at the Lane for Matchday Five sitting bottom of Group A and somewhat out of form in the Bundesliga.

They have gone six games without a win in all competitions including heavy defeats at Stuggart (6-0) and a 4-0 loss at Shalke on Saturday.

By contrast, we go into the game on the back of Saturday's memorable victory at Arsenal and with a 100 per cent winning record in the Champions League at the Lane so far, including famously beating holders Inter Milan last time out.

"Our home form in the Champions League has been fantastic but it will be a tough game against Werder Bremen," stated Harry.

"They've got good players and we've got a lot of respect for them.

"Obviously they've not been in the best of form recently but they've got some real quality and they are dangerous opposition.

"They will turn the corner and start getting results soon and we just hope it doesn't start against us."

We have the added incentive of knowing victory will secure a place in the knockout stages of the competition.

"When the draw was made I thought it was a tough draw with Inter Milan, Twente, Werder Bremen, all tough sides and no weak teams in the group," added Harry.

"It's still a tight group and all to play for.

"Twente are still involved and Werder Bremen will look at trying to win their last two games and they might still sneak in there.

"It was always going to be difficult in this group and if we do come out of it it would be a great achievement."