Harry Redknapp has revealed that he is still backing Tottenham to compete for the Premier League title this season, insisting that he has seen nothing to suggest that his former side cannot go all the way.
Redknapp was one of the first pundits to claim that the Lilywhites could put together a surprise title charge this campaign.
The 73-year-old was mocked by some rival fans for his suggestion at the start of October but he doubled down on the statement just a few days later, writing in his column for The Sun that the North Londoners had enough quality in their squad to finish top.
It seemed until last month that Redknapp had made an inspired prediction as Jose Mourinho’s men were sitting at the top of the table and some pundits were starting to admit that they could be the real deal this season after all.
However, a poor run of form over the last month has dented much of that enthusiasm, even if the Lilywhites are still within touching distance of the top.
Redknapp has now reiterated his claim that Tottenham could come very close this year.
He said on his self-titled podcast: “I do think they have a team there now. I tipped them to win the league.
“I did a programme for Sky, the transfer deadline day programme, and I actually said that if anyone is going to win the league outside of Manchester City and Liverpool this year then Tottenham are definitely the team.
“I haven’t changed my opinion. It’s gone stronger. I think they could be very close this year Tottenham.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe finishing in the top four and winning a trophy would represent a great season for us. While the league is unbelievably open this year, it is possibly a year too early for us to challenge the likes of Man City and Liverpool until the end.
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