Tottenham begins its UEFA Europa League campaign on Thursday evening (Friday morning AEST) with the arrival of unbeaten Serie A giant Lazio.
Redknapp opted to blood a number of youngsters during the Europa League last term and was accused of treating the competition with contempt after he took just 15 players to Dublin for the team's final group game against Shamrock Rovers.
Redknapp insisted Tottenham's league form would suffer if it fielded a full side in
"We have a big squad and very good players so I think we can be very strong in both competitions," Dembele said.
"You are a top team if you have a big squad and very good players so I'm not concerned to have success in both."
Dembele's experience with Fulham in the Europa League last term was, in part, a disappointing one.
The west London outfit failed to make it out of its group and Dembele was sent off during the October match against Wisla Krakow - a result which severely dented the team's chances of making the knockout stages.
The manner of the dismissal still grates Dembele. With 28 minutes gone Dembele pushed
"It was not easy to take, that red card," he said.
"The guy stood on my foot for no reason, and when I turned round and pushed him very softly on the shoulder, he fell down dramatically and I was sent off.
"I have to learn from this experience, but personally I don't like this style - I don't agree with people who dive to get their opponents sent off.
"I guess it's part of football, and everybody has his own way of trying to win games, but if players want to win by behaving like that, it is their problem.
"Unfortunately I think it is a bigger problem in
"I am happy to be here because the style, and the manner of thinking, is in line with the way I think about the game."
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But Dembele, who can also operate up front or as a number 10, insists he should not be likened to the Croatian, who moved to Real Madrid for an initial £25 million ($38.87 million) this northern summer.
"I don't like (being compared to Modric)," the 25-year-old said.
"If you ask me who was the best player here last year I would say Modric was in the top three. I'm a big fan of him but he has other qualities than me.
"I'm not going to look how he played. I'm going to play my own game."
Although Lazio is one of the form teams in
"Lazio are a big team and I think and Panathinaikos will be difficult too so that's why we have to win this game tomorrow so we can go (to
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