Harry Redknapp explains why Spurs could shock Europe this season

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Redknapp believes that the Champions League is wide open this season giving Tottenham Hotspur the opportunity to potentially win the trophy.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side made the rest of Europe sit up and take notice with the statement of intent following the 3-0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night has all but guaranteed their place in the quarter final of the competition.

In previous seasons, there have been one or two exceptional teams who have dominated the competition but Redknapp is of the opinion that Spurs can cause a big surprise.

The 3-0 win against the German giants was achieved even without the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who it is hoped will be fit in time for the second leg at Signal Iduna Park on March 5th.

Redknapp is the only manager to date to guide Spurs into the last eight of the prestigious European competition after beating AC Milan 1-0 in the round of sixteen, before bowing out 5-0 on aggregate to Real Madrid.

“The Champions League is wide open,” Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Breakfast show on talkSPORT on 14/02/2019. “I don’t think there is one team outside of the British teams who you would look at [they are certain favourites].

“Normally, you would have a Barcelona or Real Madrid. This year is wide open. Juventus have a chance. It could be one of seven or eight teams you would look at. You wouldn’t be surprised if they won it at Tottenham. They have a chance.”

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