Harry Redknapp has revealed 'it was a great feeling' to be in the Champions League draw - although almost surreal to see Tottenham Hotspur in there - the first time in the club's history.
The manager hopes to go as far as possible after drawing a visit to the San Siro versus Inter Milan - a club he has visited regularly for scouting his old Portsmouth friend, Sulley Muntari. Signed from Italian club Udinese in 2007 the midfield player plays at Inter though is unlikely to leave now that Tottenham have signed Sandro - not that the club are likely to make any more signings:
"Nothing close to being done," said Harry Redknapp, "Not that I know of. We had a couple of targets at the start, we got one of them, we've got a good squad, we'll go with what we've got."
Meanwhile, Jermaine Defoe, revealed to have groin surgery earlier this week was also added to the 'playing list' again after Thursday's appointment was cancelled. The striker now looks set to continue the season as the fourth striker in Tottenham's starting line-up after Luis Fabiano's prospects of Tottenham look decidedly slim after Sevilla demanded over £24-25 million.
"I don't think it could get any tougher for Tottenham - it is a really big ask on their debut in this competition. The reigning champions, a very strong Werder Bremen and the Dutch Champions, FC Twente. Tottenham are going to have to play really well as the draw's not been kind to them." said Andy Gray, former Scottish centre forward, now football commentator.
"You saw yesterday when UEFA were doing last season's presentations (UEFA Club Footballers of the Year) during the draw that Inter Milan took all four awards," said Harry, "Julio Cesar, Maicon, Wesley Schneider and Diego Milito were all named the best players in their positions. It's amazing really and it's a great test for us.
"For Twente to win the Dutch title above the likes of Ajax and PSV shows how strong they are. Utrecht finished seventh in that league but beat Celtic 4-0 last night, so that will be tough.
"Werder Bremen will be strong as well and we've got as tough a draw as anyone.
"But it will be tough for those clubs as well though because we're a good side as well.
"It's great though. This is what it's all about - we'll have some great nights and we're all looking forward to it." he concluded.