Nobody would have guessed that Tottenham Hotspur would be languishing in fourteenth place in the Premier League table with almost a third of the season gone but that is exactly how things have panned out.
Tottenham, who have been one of the Premier League’s most consistent outfits since Mauricio Pochettino took over, suddenly look all over the place both defensively as well as going forward.
They have struggled to create as much as they usually do in matches and conceded some uncharacteristically cheap goals so far this season.
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has admitted that the North London outfit face an uphill battle to finish in the top four this season.
However, he did not rule out the Lilywhites chances of finishing in the Champions League spots for a fifth season in a row athough he admitted that Leicester City and Chelsea were favourites to do so.
Speaking to the Sun, Redknapp said, “Tottenham have it all on now to get in the top four this year.
“The only thing now in their favour is that Arsenal look so poor. Chelsea are doing great, they’re going to be challenging. Leicester are going to be bang in there.
“But you’re looking at Arsenal — and Manchester United — and wondering if they are going to make it this year. I can see both of those two not making the top four unless there is a big improvement.
“It’s been a disappointing season so far for Spurs. I thought they would be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and challenging.
“It’s difficult. The players haven’t hit the form they did last year. I’m a big fan of the manager and hopefully they can turn it around.”
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While a 11 point gap is certainly not insurmountable given that there are more than two-thirds of the season left, there is simply no sign of improvement at all so far from Mauricio Pochettino’s men. If we have any chance of making the top four, we need to start stringing wins together as soon as possible.
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