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Redknapp: We're a match for anyone

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Harry Redknapp reckons no one will want to draw Tottenham in the last 16 of the Champions League after watching them take the competition by storm in their debut season.

Spurs finished Group A as they started it, with a thrilling draw away from home to cap what has been an unforgettable campaign thus far. They will hope to continue the fairytale in February and Redknapp believes there is no reason why they cannot.

"People look at us, especially our home record," he said after Spurs' 3-3 draw at FC Twente. "We're always dangerous at White Hart Lane and we've got players that can cause people problems."

He added: "With people like Rafael van der Vaart getting fit and coming back in as well and one or two others coming back from injury hopefully in the near future, we've got a good squad of players.

"We can cause anybody problems; we'd give anybody a game, for sure. I'm not saying we're going to win the Champions League but I think that whoever we draw, it'll be an interesting game. We've got every chance."

"It was important to win the group because the teams that are going to finish top - the Barcelonas, the Real Madrids - they've won their groups."

Tottenham led on Tuesday night through a calamitous Peter Wisgerhof own goal but were pegged back by a twice-taken Denny Landzaat penalty.

The same happened when Jermain Defoe netted twice, his strikes cancelled out first by Roberto Rosales and then a Nacer Chadli free-kick.

Redknapp lost Niko Kranjcar to a hamstring strain and Jermaine Jenas to a recurrence of his calf injury - and suspension after he was booked for time-wasting coming off the field.

The Spurs manager joked: "The sub wasn't ready to come on, so he fell over again."

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Tottenham Hotspur
European News
Niko Kranjcar
Football
Premier League
UEFA Champions League
Jermaine Jenas
Jermain Defoe
Rafael Van der Vaart

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