Redknapp thrilled at Madrid draw

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has said his side's Champions League quarterfinal tie with Real Madrid will be a great day in Spurs' history.

After beating AC Milan in the last-16, Redknapp's side have been handed a mouthwatering tie with the nine-time winners.

In his first season managing in the Champions League, the former-Portsmouth boss is excited at the proposition of taking on the might of Madrid.

"You want to play in these games," said Redknapp.

"You want to manage in these games and the fans want to go and see these games. It couldn't be better."

"It's a fantastic draw. What a game to look forward to against one of the greatest clubs in world football.

"To play Real Madrid at this stage of the Champions League is fantastic for us and we're all looking forward to it.


"It's going to be a difficult game, obviously. They are a great side. But you have to look forward to games like this. These are the great days in your life and great days in Tottenham's history.

Tottenham have thrilled all onlookers in Europe this season, the highlight being their win over Inter Milan at White Hart Lane.

As well as the guaranteed entertainment, Redknapp believes that Tottenham's style of play means they can beat anyone left in the draw.

"We'll go there and give it a real go. It's an exciting game. You couldn't have a more exciting or tougher game.

"We've drawn Real Madrid who are pushing Barcelona all the way for the championship with big players and a fantastic manager. In my opinion, he's one of the all-time greats.

"But we've got a chance against anyone. We feel we can play against anyone and give them a game. We're looking forward to it."

If Spurs can overcome Jose Mourinho's side, they potentially be paired with Barcelona in the semi-finals, and with at least one English team assured of a semi-finals spot, an all English final could still be on the cards.

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