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Redknapp in awe of Spurs depth

Created on 11 Jan., 2013 3:22 AM GMT

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp says former club Tottenham have a squad capable of fielding two English Premier League teams.

Redknapp will go up against Spurs on Saturday for the first time since being sacked at the end of last season.

With his QPR side rooted to the bottom of the table, Redknapp knows beating Tottenham will be a big ask.

He told the London Evening Standard: "Spurs could field two teams who could compete in the Premier League.

"They have a second team who would hold their own at the top level without any problem. For a start, they have five top-class centre-backs.

"They can afford to let Danny Rose go to Sunderland on loan because they have people like Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker in the squad. They have loads of top-class midfielders.

"They're full of quality everywhere. It's a similar group to the one I left but then Mousa Dembele has gone in and done well. They have an outstanding group of players, no doubt about that."

The Englishman insisted he has no hard feelings over his dismissal from the north London club despite being abruptly axed at the end of the last season.

"It will be strange but time moves on and I have no bad feelings towards Tottenham," he said.

"I don't live my life like that. I had a great time there, I loved the fans and they were great to me.

"Not many people walk away from a club as popular as I was at that time. Normally when you leave a football club, you go out with the fans shouting for you to go but I never had that. The people treated me absolutely brilliantly."

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