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The final countdown

Posted on 28 February 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp has his perfect final - now he's determined to lift another trophy at Wembley.

The final countdown

Harry Redknapp has his perfect final - now he's determined to lift another trophy at Wembley.

We defend the Carling Cup secured in such dramatic fashion against Chelsea last year when we take on Manchester United at the world's most famous stadium on Sunday.

It will be a 'double-double' as Harry looks to follow up his FA Cup Final win when he was with Portsmouth last May.

"It would mean an awful lot to win a trophy with Tottenham," said Harry at Spurs Lodge. "It would be fantastic for us and give the whole club a terrific boost going into the last part of the season.

"It couldn't be better for me than playing United - there is no team I'd rather be playing."

Harry insisted all along that he wanted to face Sir Alex Ferguson's Premier League and European champions in the final - even when United lost the first leg of their semi-final against Derby County.

"I really wanted United to win, I'd rather play them because it sets things up for a really good final," he added. "That's not being disrespectful to Derby but if you are going to play anyone, go and play the best.

"It will be real test. Alex only knows one thing and that's winning.

"He isn't going to put a team out to get beat, he will put one out that he is very confident can win because he wants to win all four trophies."

After a hat-trick of FA Cup victories against United over the years it was suggested that Harry had a winning record Sir Alex.

"You'd say a good record but no-one has a winning record against Fergie, I'll defy anyone to have that," replied Harry. "I've had a few good results against him but in the main there's no doubt who has the better record out of us.

"You have to look forward to playing United. To play them in any game, you are testing yourself against the best. They are the best team in Europe. Against Inter Milan the other night they were tremendous."

Harry admits he has tough decisions to make in terms of team selection for the big one.

"The two centre-halves Woodgate and Dawson have been fantastic, but I picked Ledley at Hull because he's so important and he's a special player.

"Jamie O'Hara is desperate to play. He's pushed himself and pushed himself and was outstanding against Shakhtar Donetsk. He's put himself right back in my mind. Pavlyuchenko and Bent are the only strikers available.

"We will all be together and hopefully they'll all get a part of the game."

Harry is pictured with the flag that all our fans at Wembley will find in their seats as part of the Club's support for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

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