Harry Redknapp has claimed that his Tottenham Hotspur side was better than the squad Antonio Conte currently has at his disposal.
While Spurs were dumped out of the Champions League this week at the hands of AC Milan, fans will forever have the memory of that night at the San Siro in 2011.
Redknapp was in charge of an exciting and creative Spurs squad at the time, including the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, and Rafa Van der Vaart.
The Lilywhites managed to get all the way to the quarter-finals that season, despite it being their first foray into the world of the Champions League.
They ultimately came unstuck against Real Madrid after Peter Crouch picked up a red card, but plenty of memories were made along the way.
The iconic breakaway that saw Aaron Lennon scamper halfway across the pitch to square the ball for Crouch to sweep home will live long in the memory.
Redknapp said (TuttoMercatoWeb): “Cross by Lennon, goal by Crouch: San Siro conquered.
“And resistance at White Hart Lane, we were very good at defending the advantage of the first leg. That Milan was a superior team, they played better in the second leg, they had ball possession.
“I particularly remember Clarence Seedorf who literally dominated the game. And also the coach, Massimiliano Allegri: a good person.”
On who had the better team between him and Conte, Redknapp said: “My Tottenham was better, and I think if we had Harry Kane we would’ve been an incredible team.
“Imagine him with Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
Combining the peak Redknapp XI with the peak Pochettino XI would have been the stuff of dreams.
Kane, Modric, Bale, Dembele, Van der Vaart, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Walker, Rose – and that is just scratching the surface.
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