Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has vowed to stick with Spurs attacking philosophies in their last 16 Champions League tie against AC Milan.
Dispite accusations of tactical naivety, which has twice seen Spurs concede three goals in the first half in Europe this season, Redknapp will stick by the methods which saw the team top their group.
Spurs flew through their group games, scoring 18 goals in the process, including three in the same stadium they play in tonight, courtesy of a fantastic Gareth Barry hat trick, although their Welsh winger will be missing tonight through injury.
Redknapp intends to play to his strengths, and with so many attacking options, it could be argued that attack is Tottenham’s best hope.
Redknapp said: “Attacking football is what got us here in the first place. We have had a go all through this competition so we will have a right go again at San Siro.
“We can score here. I don’t want to concede bags of goals for sure. We can’t afford to make mistakes but as far as shutting up shop goes it’s a non-starter because we don’t have the players here.”
Spurs travel to the San Siro with injury problems, but can draw confidence from the form of players who have replaced those injured.
Croatian internation, Niko Kranjar, has been largely unused all season but has come back into the fold and scored two goals in two games for Londoners.
Talking about his selection headaches, Redknapp said: “The most difficult part of this job is leaving people out of the team but to be fair Niko just got on with it, kept working hard and got back in.
“Niko genuinely is a great lad. He never came in to tell me he didn’t want to travel away from home or anything.”