Spurs will attack Milan at the Lane

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp

Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp has admitted Spurs will stick to the attacking tactics that have served them so will in the competition so far this season in their bid to beat AC Milan and progress to the Champions League quarter finals.

AC Milan travel to White Hart Lane on Wednesday for the second leg of the last 16 match, already trailing 1-0 to a Peter Crouch goal in the first leg in Milan.

AC were outplayed in their own San Siro stadium and will have it all to do to overcome a Spurs side who look in control of the tie.

Milan do have enough players to turn the tie around however, and Spurs will have to be at their best to progress.

Rather than keep it tight and looking for a draw, Redknapp knows Spurs strengths lie elsewhere, and that sometimes the best form of defence is attack.

“When you have that advantage in a two-legged game, if you sit back and think you have the lead then you find yourself in trouble,” he said.

“We have to treat it as a one-off and we have to go for it.

“We’re at home and we have to go and try to win the game. It’s not natural for us to sit on a 1-0 lead for 90 minutes.

“We will pick an attacking team and have a go at them, that’s how we have got to play.”

Jermaine Defoe also spoke out about the clash, urging for concentration from his team.

“I think they will come and sit back and try to frustrate us a little and make it difficult,” Defoe said.

“I think in games like that you have to be very professional.

“Champions League games are a bit slower than Premier League games so you get a slow build-up and you have to keep possession, not get sloppy and not switch off because if you do that just once then they will punish you with the players they have got.

“They have Ibrahimovic, Robinho and Pato so it’s important not to switch off and to focus all the time.

“If we do that then hopefully we will win.”

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