If Roberto Di Matteo manages to stage yet another upset by emerging triumphant in the final on May 19, then only the top three teams in the Premier League will qualify for the tournament next season alongside the holders.
For Redknapp, it is a case of putting club before family, with his nephew Frank Lampard likely to skipper the west London outfit on the night with John Terry out suspended.
"I'd be a liar if I said I want Chelsea to win the Champions League," the Spurs chief told reporters.
"I want Bayern to win it, and I hope they do, for all Spurs fans."
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"We don’t want Chelsea to win because we want that spot, along with Tottenham and Arsenal," the former Southampton manager told assembled journalists.
"It would be very harsh if we finished fourth and then missed out on the Champions League. It would be a kick in the teeth."
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