Former Spurs boss claims club are ‘nowhere near’ winning the Premier League

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp, has claimed that he does not believe Spurs are anywhere near as good as they were three years ago.

Tottenham challenged for the Premier League title during the 2015-16 season, as well as 2016-17 campaign, but fell just short on both occasions to Leicester City and Chelsea respectively.

However, they played some breathtaking football during that time, particularly in their last season at White Hart Lane, where they were unbeaten at home and finished as the league’s top scorers.

Redknapp revealed that he thought a title was just around the corner for the Lilywhites three years ago but feels the squad has deteriorated massively since then.

The former Spurs boss identified losing the likes of Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Mousa Dembele, and Christian Eriksen as the main reasons behind Spurs’ decline, while insisting that they are some way off getting back to that level again.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the 73-year-old said: “A couple of years ago I looked at them when they had Kyle Walker at right-back, who was absolutely flying, Danny Rose at left-back.

“You looked at that team, Christian Eriksen was playing, Mousa Dembele [too] they really did look [good]. I thought they were a Premier League-winning team in the next year or two.

“I look at them now and I don’t see them anywhere near that, to be truthful.

“They have still got Harry Kane and they have still got good players but they’re nowhere near.

“They’ve got Dele Alli too but they’re nowhere near where they were – in my opinion – three or four years ago when they should have won something under Mauricio Pochettino.”

Spurs Web Opinion

This is a reality that every Spurs fan will admit. We have deteriorated considerably since 2017 while Manchester City and Liverpool have gone the other way. However, I don’t think we need a load of new additions to get back to the top. We still have a solid core and the squad just needs just three solid additions to be up there challenging again.

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