Harry Redknapp backs Aaron Lennon to shine


Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp believes the return to form of Aaron Lennon could have a key bearing on the result of his side's intriguing Champions League clash with Inter Milan in the San Siro.

The former Leeds United winger made a slow start to the campaign after struggling for England at the World Cup finals, but showed in the weekend victory at Fulham glimpses of his best form.

Redknapp is looking forward to pitting his wits against Inter boss Rafa Benitez again, saying:"I thought when Aaron came on against Fulham, that was the best we'd seen from him for a while. He came on, he was positive and he attacked the full-back.

"He's got fantastic pace and, one on one, he's a threat to any full-back. I thought that he was back to his best last Saturday. This year, he's tended to get it and pass it without attacking people but I thought last weekend was his best performance.

"People go through spells in football, it's confidence or whatever. However, the way he played on Saturday will have done him good.

"Getting at people and attacking defenders is what we expect from him and what we need from him. That's when he's at his finest. Hopefully he's back to that now and we'll see some more of that.

"We'll look to have a go and try to cause them problems. We won't just look to sit back and soak up pressure for 90 minutes. We can give anybody a game, so we're ready."

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