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No compromise

Harry Redknapp has said that his Tottenham Hotspur team won’t change their swashbuckling style for the knockout stages of the Champions League, after the thrilling 3-3 with FC Twente that saw them top their group.

Tottenham have cut quite the dash in the group stages, scoring loads of goals and bringing Welsh wing wizard Gareth Bale to worldwide prominence, and the Spurs manager has said that he won’t be changing his team’s style, regardless of who they come up against in teh second round.

‘We attack, we score goals, we go for it in every game,’ Redknapp said. ‘We play with two wide men and look to attack teams at every opportunity. We are open and we look to win. It's just how we are. We score goals, we let goals in ... we score more goals and we let more in. We could string five across midfield and shut up shop but you can't have it both ways. I feel that we've got people who can score and cause problems.

‘I'm not saying we are going to win the Champions League but whoever we draw [in the last 16] it will be an interesting game and we've got every chance. It's a great achievement to finish top of what for me was the toughest group of the lot. Werder Bremen are a good team, Twente are tough and Inter Milan as well.

‘People look at us, especially at home where we are dangerous, and with people like Rafael van der Vaart and one or two others close to returning from injury, the squad is looking good. We can cause anybody problems.’

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