Harry eyes shock CL win
Harry Redknapp says he sees no reason why Tottenham can't make it to the Champions League final.
Last Updated: 08/03/11 8:50pm
Harry Redknapp says he sees no reason why Tottenham can't make it to the UEFA Champions League final.
Spurs have thrilled their both supporters and the neutrals across Europe following a series of impressive performances on their bow in the competition.
Redknapp's men have taken famous wins over both Milan giants, including a first-leg 1-0 win over last 16 opponents AC Milan in the San Siro in February.
With a mouth-watering potential final at Wembley looming in May, the Spurs manager believes his team have as much of a chance as any of the remaining sides left in the competition.
"It's there for someone to win it and we're still in it," he said.
"We have to play Milan first and we know how hard that will be. But I'm sure all our players want to continue in this competition as I do, and all the staff.
"It's a fantastic competition. Once you have played in it you want more and we want to stay in as long as we can and it's a wide open competition this year again."
Tottenham have thus far relied on an exciting brand of attacking football that has seen them raise a few eyebrows across Europe.
Yet having conceded 14 goals in the competition, there are many with doubts that a side with such defensive frailties can make it to the final.
Redknapp admits his men will continue to adopt a similar strategy when AC Milan arrive at White Hart Lane on Wednesday.
He said: "We are not coming here to sit on a 1-0 lead. My message to the players will be: 'Let's get after them and let's press them' and hopefully we will be able to go and score again.
"I wouldn't want to put a negative thought in the players' minds at all. It's a game we want to win so let's get after them."
Vedran Corluka is pushing for a starting place after shaking off an ankle strain picked up during the first leg following a bad challenge from Matthieu Flamini.
Redknapp believes the former Arsenal man will receive a hostile reception from the White Hart Lane fans.
"They will give him a very warm welcome," he added. "I'm sure he expects that coming here as an ex-Arsenal player and having made a bad tackle in the first leg."
Meanwhile, Tottenham have signed a new money-spinning kit supplier deal worth up to £50million with Under Armour.
The American company's largest European team sponsorship, the five-year agreement is thought to be worth up to £10million-a-year.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: "We are delighted that Under Armour will become our new technical partner from 2012 onwards.
"They are an extremely ambitious brand with global aspirations, making them ideal partners for Tottenham Hotspur."