Redknapp salutes Spurs after top spot sealed

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp saluted his free-scoring Spurs side after they sealed top spot in their UEFA Champions League group with a 3-3 draw against Dutch side FC Twente.

Tottenham wrapped up a superb start to their maiden Champions League campaign to claim a share of the points against Twente which saw them finish top of Group A ahead of Italian holders Inter Milan. Redknapp said he believed Tottenham had prevailed despite being drawn in a tough group which also included Germany's Werder Bremen.

"At the start of this I said this was a tough group - we've got a team near the top of the Dutch league, Werder Bremen, who are a good side with lots of good players, and we've got the holders, Inter Milan. I think it was the toughest group and to top it is brilliant," Redknapp told Sky Sports.

I think it was the toughest group and to top it is brilliant.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp

"We've gone for it every game. We've come in thinking we could win and that's how we play. We got goals and we conceded them, that's how it is.

"We tend to score plenty and seem to give them away too. You want to win all your games so we wanted to win here but it's important to finish top of the group and we've done that so I'm proud of the boys."

An entertaining contest against the Dutch champions saw Spurs take the lead three times thanks to a Peter Wisgerhof own goal and two second-half strikes from England international Jermain Defoe. Twente secured a share of the points thanks to goals from Denny Landzaat, Roberto Rosales and Nacer Chadli.