Redknapp relishing Spurs clash

Harry Redknapp is trying to keep his focus on QPR business ahead of a reunion with Tottenham on Sunday at White Hart Lane.

Last Updated: 22/08/14 at 13:37 Post Comment

Harry Redknapp: Trying to forget old memories of good times at Spurs

Harry Redknapp: Trying to forget old memories of good times at Spurs

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Redknapp spent four years as Spurs manager, taking them into the top four on two occasions, and he admits he is looking forward to meeting a few old faces.

But he is putting aside any old friendships until Sunday evening as he tries to mastermind QPR's first win back in the Premier League after the 1-0 defeat by Hull at Loftus Road last weekend.

Redknapp said: “I’m expecting an attacking game. I think they’ll press us, as (Mauricio) Pochettino’s teams like to do. They’ll be in our faces.

“They’re a top side who should be pushing for the top four, like they were when I was there. 

“I shouldn’t get a bad reception, but that doesn’t concern me.

“All I’m worried about is my QPR team going there and putting on a performance and hopefully getting all three points.

"It's another game, I don't get excited too much by anything nowadays. I didn't have any bad relationships there.

"I'm sure it will be an attacking game - both teams will go for it. They've got fantastic players, they've spent over £100m in the transfer market, and so they're entitled to be a good team."

Redknapp could hand a debut to former Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer and another new signing Mauricio Isla, but the game comes a week too soon for Eduardo Vargas, who is still waiting for a work permit after his loan move from Napoli on Thursday.

And the QPR boss is happy with his summer transfer business, adding: “The board have been so supportive and we’ve now got the makings of a good side, with a nice blend of youth and experience and some real quality.

“Now it’s up to us to go out and get results with the squad of players we’ve assembled.”

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