Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has vowed to attack AC Milan in Wednesday evening’s Champions League clash at White Hart Lane.
Spurs currently lead 1-0 on aggregate following the first leg in the San Siro three weeks ago, and Redknapp believes his side can cause the seven-times winners plenty more problems in the home leg.
“I think we’ve got enough to hurt Milan at home. We’ll be positive,” said Redknapp.
“We will play an attacking team. We’ll play [Aaron] Lennon and probably Gareth Bale and have a go.
“Peter Crouch has had a great European campaign as well.
“And Van der Vaart has a good chance for Wednesday, I hope he will be fit.”
The return of Dutch playmaker Rafael van der Vaart after a calf injury, and Bale after a back problem, increases the firepower at Redknapp’s disposal, and the Spurs boss is also hopeful that Jermain Defoe can finish the season in good form.
England international striker Defoe has had the worst goalscoring season of his career this term, scoring only his first and second Premier League goals in the 3-3 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux yesterday.
Redknapp said: “Defoe could now go on a run. You are looking now for Defoe to go on a run and start to score. It has been his worst goalscoring season in his whole life.
“Now, if he can go and get 10 goals between now and the end of the season, he could make a massive difference to us. He is capable of doing that. He has missed a lot of games through injury this year. It has been a stop-start season for him.”
AC Milan are sweating over the fitness of their former Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng. The Ghana international injured an ankle during their 1-0 win over Juventus on Saturday.