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'This is what it's all about'

Posted on 27 August 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp reckons we've got as tough as draw as anyone in the Champions League - but can't wait for the challenge.

'This is what it's all about'

Harry Redknapp reckons we've got as tough as draw as anyone in the Champions League - but can't wait for the challenge.

Thursday's draw for the group stages in Monaco handed us one of the glamour ties in the competition against reigning champions Inter Milan.

We will also face Werder Bremen - third in the Bundesliga last term - and Dutch champions FC Twente all home and away in Group A.

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The real eye-catcher though is Inter, who toppled favourites Barcelona before a masterclass to win the trophy against Bayern Munich in May.

"You saw yesterday when UEFA were doing last season's presentations (UEFA Club Footballers of the Year) during the draw that Inter Milan took all four awards," said Harry.

"Julio Cesar, Maicon, Wesley Schneider and Diego Milito were all named the best players in their positions.

"It's amazing really and it's a great test for us.

"For Twente to win the Dutch title above the likes of Ajax and PSV shows how strong they are. Utrecht finished seventh in that league but beat Celtic 4-0 last night, so that will be tough.

"Werder Bremen will be strong as well and we've got as tough a draw as anyone.

"But it will be tough for those clubs as well though because we're a good side as well.

"It's great though. This is what it's all about - we'll have some great nights and we're all looking forward to it."