Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has predicted the Lilywhites to overturn the Round of 16 tie and knock Milan out of the UEFA Champions League.
Spurs find themselves 1-0 down against the Rossoneri, after Brahim Diaz’s header saw the London side lose the first leg at the San Siro. But the second leg in London offers them a chance to turn things around, with the Rossoneri having lost to Fiorentina in their last Serie A game.
Tottenham have previously knocked Milan out of the Champions League in the Round of 16 of the competition, but that came in the 2010/11 edition. And that is when Redknapp was the manager of the London giants.
He spoke to TMW about the current situation and he believes that Spurs can turn the tie around in the English capital.
“I’ve seen the first leg. Tottenham have some difficulties away from home sometimes, but I think the 1-0 draw isn’t a bad result and I’m sure they’ll turn the tables on the second leg. They’ll have the advantage of playing in front of their home crowd, there it will be a different atmosphere. And in the great European nights the team will exalt itself.”
Redknapp also hailed the Spurs stadium as the best stadium in the world, saying: “Tottenham’s stadium in my opinion is probably the best in the world. It’s incredible, really.”
With Conte’s future at Spurs in doubt, Redknapp also spoke about the Italian’s situation and he wants the ex-Inter boss to stay at Tottenham for a long time.
“Fantastic manager, a top coach. Emotional manager, who always wants to win. His passion is fantastic, I would say contagious. I’ve never met him but I admire him a lot. He did fantastic things at Chelsea and at Tottenham he picked up a difficult job If he still has time to work, he will be able to do great things and for this reason I hope he stays on the Spurs bench for a long time, even if we can’t be sure.”
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN