“We’ve got to be aware of Eto’o,” Redknapp said. “I followed Eto’o when he was at Real Mallorca; I was the manager of West Ham.
“I watched him, I think, about nine times. Every Sunday, I went to watch him play and I was interested in taking him to London eight, nine years ago maybe.
“I know all about Eto’o; he’s a fantastic player.
“It was a great deal for Inter; what an amazing deal to swap him (with Zlatan Ibrahimovic).
“I think Inter certainly got an amazing deal there.”
Spurs have recorded two exciting – and goal-filled – results in their maiden Champions League campaign so far – a 2-2 draw away to Werder Bremen followed by a 4-1 thrashing of FC Twente at home. Redknapp revealed that he will stick to his attacking philosophy eve in the intimidating confines of the San Siro and without playmaker Rafael van der Vaart for the Inter Milan vs Spurs live Champions League match.
“We always have a go; we play an attacking game.” Redknapp added.
“We’ll look to have a go tomorrow and try to cause them problems. We won’t just look to sit back and soak up pressure for 90 minutes; that’s not the way we play.
“We’ll be positive and see what we can do.”
Redknapp also said that Croatian Luka Modric will be able to make up for Van der Vaart’s absence and also stressed that the winners on the night will have the edge in topping the group.
“Obviously, he changes the way we play.” Redknapp said.
“We played one system when Rafa was playing and it suited him fine. He’s not here but the other players can play the same type of role.
“Luka Modric is a world-class player, so he could easily slot into that same role that Rafa plays.
“These are going to be very important games in the group.
“We’ve got off to a good start – a good point in Germany in a game that we should’ve won, being 2-0 up and a good home performance against Twente.
“But these are two very tough tests now against Inter Milan.
“We feel as though we could give anybody a game – so we’re ready.”