Harry eyes San Siro smash-and-grab

The 63-year-old believes he must forsake the open, attacking style
his team have made their trademark when they come up against Inter
Milan in the Champions League. But he insists Spurs can catch the
Champions League holders on the break and return to White Hart Lane
with at least a point to give them a real chance of progressing to
the knockout stage. Tottenham began their first campaign in
Europe’s elite club competition encouragingly by taking a point
from Werder Bremen in Germany and then destroying FC Twente 4-1 at
home. Inter, under the new management of Rafael Benitez, is a step
up but Redknapp remains confident he can juggle the physical
demands of the Barclays Premier League with the pressures of
Europe’s top tournament. Redknapp said: “We can’t go out there and
be wide open. We’ve got to be sensible against the better teams.
“We have to be difficult to beat, first and foremost. I wouldn’t
sit here and kid ourselves – if we came back with a point we would
all be delighted. “We want to win, obviously, but you have got to
hit them on the break. You are not going to suddenly start swarming
all over them. They are a top team.” Redknapp’s assistant Joe
Jordan has been out to Italy to compile a dossier on Inter and
Tottenham will have them watched again against Cagliari in Serie A
on Sunday. Striker Diego Milito and midfielder Esteban Cambiasso
are both likely to miss Wednesday’s tie after picking up injuries
in Argentina’s defeat by Japan last weekend but Redknapp is aware
of Inter’s strength in depth. “They have real dangers,” said
Redknapp. “(Samuel) Eto’o is playing fantastic at the moment for
them. It will be a great game for the players to go there and show
what they can do. “We have always got attacking players. Whoever we
pick we will have our share of players who want to go forward and
create and score goals. That is how we play.” The experience of
Rafael van der Vaart has been crucial so far but the Holland
midfielder will be missing at the San Siro after his red card
against Twente. Redknapp said: “He’s got off to a great start. He’s
won the fans over early so it couldn’t have gone better. He’s had a
couple of victories with Holland and played well so it has been a
good week. “You either play him on the right or off the striker. He
has that freedom. We don’t ask him to do many duties in midfield.
You have to utilise his strengths and balance the team around him
to get the best out of him.” Redknapp, however, has admitted the
Premier League remains his priority, in as much as he believes
Tottenham have a better chance of qualifying for next season’s
Champions League by finishing fourth in the domestic league rather
than winning the trophy outright. So he is likely to juggle his
squad and that could mean an appearance for Niko Kranjcar. The
Croatian has been consigned largely to the bench this season
because of the brilliant form of Gareth Bale down the left. But he
scored twice for Croatia against Israel in last weekend’s Euro 2012
qualifier and followed that up with the winner in Tuesday’s
friendly against Norway. Redknapp said: “He’s been so unlucky not
to play. He’s such a good player but the whole squad is playing
well. “We’ve had a great start. We played well in Germany and had a
great win against FC Twente. It’s still going to be tough. “Our
group is so tight. We’ve two games against Inter Milan now and I
think we have to get some points from those games. “It’s a big
challenge and a fantastic game to look forward to.”