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YB get our respect - Harry

Posted on 6 August 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp insists we'll give Young Boys the ‘utmost respect' ahead of our UEFA Champions League play-off.

YB get our respect - Harry

Harry Redknapp insists we'll give Young Boys the ‘utmost respect' ahead of our UEFA Champions League play-off.

We were drawn against the Swiss Premier League side at UEFA's base in Nyon on Friday.

We travel to the Stade de Suiss in the first leg on Tuesday, August 17 before the return leg at the Lane on Wednesday, August 25.

Young Boys caused somewhat of a shock by beating Turkish side Fenerbahce in Istanbul on Wednesday night to take their place in the play-off.

Harry said that result underlined their quality - but he'd already seen what they are capable of in the first leg, even though they drew 2-2 in Bern.

"We'll be favourites, obviously, but we have to give them the utmost respect," said Harry on hearing the draw after training on Friday.

"They beat Fenerbahce in the last round and we watched the first leg on dvd and they could have won four or five, they hammered them at home.

"They then went away and won in Turkey and that's a fantastic result.

"There are no easy games at this level. They also have an astroturf pitch at their stadium and they play well on it, so it will be a tough game for us.

"We'll have to be prepared for it but we've Manchester City before that in the Premier League (August 14) and that's the first priority.

"We'll get that one out of the way and then it will be into the Champions League and we've got to try and get into the group stages, that would be fantastic for the club."

Before all that Harry is preparing the squad for the final friendly of pre-season against Fiorentina at the Lane on Saturday.

The lads impressed in winning the Eusebio Cup against Portuguese giants Benfica on Tuesday and will now face the Italian side before a number of the squad go away on international duty next week.

COMING SOON - Look out for Harry's interview in full and Michael Dawson's thoughts on the draw on Spurs TV Online and the official Spurs App...