Winger Bale returned from a six-week absence with a back injury in Sunday’s 3-3 draw at Wolves, while forward Van der Vaart is nearing full fitness as he recovers from a calf problem.
And Redknapp is planning to unleash both of them as he looks to take the fight to the Serie A leaders, despite holding a 1-0 advantage and a precious away goal from the first leg in Italy.
“I think we’ve got enough to hurt Milan at home. We’ll be positive. We will play an attacking team. We’ll play [Aaron] Lennon and probably Gareth Bale and have a go,” said Redknapp.
“Peter Crouch has had a great European campaign as well. And Van der Vaart has a good chance for Wednesday, I hope he will be fit.”
Van der Vaart, the club’s top scorer with 12 goals, has formed a fruitful partnership with Crouch, although Jermain Defoe finally rediscovered his scoring touch with a brace at Wolves.
Milan fear Crouch threat
AC MILAN star Robinho has identified Peter Crouch as the chief threat to his side’s chances of beating Tottenham and claiming a place in the last eight of the Champions League.
Crouch scored the winner at the San Siro in the first leg and former Manchester City forward Robinho said: “They play in a different way, focusing on physical strength, plenty of crosses into the box – especially because they have a very tall player in Peter Crouch,” he said.