Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has given his opinion on the outcome of tomorrow afternoon’s match against Burnley.
Spurs host the Clarets in a Premier League clash with both sides looking to return to winning ways after suffering midweek defeats to Manchester United and Manchester City, respectively.
Redknapp fully expects Spurs to return to winning ways against Sean Dyche’s side and believes that the resurgence of Dele Alli is key if the North London club wish to end their eleven year wait for silverware this season.
Dele is scoring a goal every 85 minutes under new head coach José Mourinho in all competitions this season, compared to one every 374 minutes under Mauricio Pochettino. The midfielder last scored in three consecutive Premier League games in March 2017.
Spurs will once again be without the injured quartet of Hugo Lloris (elbow), Michel Vorm (calf), Ben Davies (ankle) and Erik Lamela (hamstring).
Redknapp told BetVictor: “Jose Mourinho suffered his first setback in charge of Tottenham when they were defeated 2-1 at former club Manchester United during the week.
“Spurs may be nine points adrift of London rivals Chelsea, who currently occupy fourth, but north London fans have been impressed with the change around following the Special One’s arrival and a home game with Burnley should allow them to get back to winning ways.
“The Lancashire side have slipped into the bottom half following successive defeats and despite plenty of firepower provided from Ashley Branes and Chris Woods, the team are conceding too many goals, preventing them challenging for perhaps a top-six berth.
“Dele Alli has suddenly sprung into life and is showing his England class, especially with a wonder strike at Old Trafford. He will hope to catch the eye of Gareth Southgate and make the National team Euro 2020 squad and he is pivotal to the chances Tottenham have of securing silverware this season. I fully expect them to notch victory on their way to better things in 2020.”
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