Redknapp calls for all-out attack

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Harry Redknapp will send his Tottenham team out at the San Siro urging them to stick to their attacking principles and throw everything they have got at AC Milan.

Redknapp was forced to endure a humiliating first half the last time his side visited the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in October.

Spurs had been tipped to cause an upset against Inter, but they found themselves reduced to ten men and 4-0 down at the break after a dreadful first-half display littered with defensive errors.

Gareth Bale's sublime second-half hat-trick restored some pride that night but Tottenham's defensive frailties continued to be exposed throughout their Champions League group stage campaign in which they conceded 11 goals from four matches.

The Welshman will be absent after failing to recover from a back injury and the absence of Tom Huddlestone (ankle) and Jermaine Jenas (suspension) has left Redknapp short of options in midfield.

And with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato, and Robinho among the Milan ranks, Redknapp would be forgiven for ordering his remaining players available to play cautiously, but he insists that is not an option.

He 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 the San Siro.

"We can score here. I don't want to concede bags of goals for sure. We can't afford to make the same mistakes and can't start like that again, but as far as shutting up shop goes it's a non-starter because we don't have the players here."