Tottenham slumped to their second successive Premier League defeat at the weekend, losing 2-1 to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
This came after Spurs blew a one nil lead against Watford in the previous game week, now leaving them six points adrift the leaders after only five games.
Tottenham have looked sluggish and sloppy for the entire season so far, with very few players putting in consistent solid performances.
The likes of Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea look to be favourites to run away with the top three positions.
Mauricio Pochettino was extremely blunt in his prognosis after the Liverpool loss, claiming that Spurs had little chance of winning any silverware this year, not exactly what you want to hear from your manager.
“We are not realistic contenders in any single competition, that is my view,” Pochettino said.
“If we show the same face as against Watford, it’s impossible to be a contender.
“If we show the face (we showed against) Liverpool, it will be so difficult.”
Now, ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has come out to oppose Poch’s comments, slamming his defeatist attitude.
“I don’t know his methods behind what he’s saying there,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“Of course they’re contenders. You can’t tell me they haven’t got a great chance in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup to start with.
“There’s two cup competitions there they’ve got a big chance to win.
“The Premier League, okay Man City and Liverpool are red-hot favourites, I fancy one of them two.
“But you can’t write your season off in the league already after two defeats surely. There’s a long way to go yet.
“After that Man United game everyone thought they have got a great chance this year.
“I thought they were fantastic at Old Trafford.”
You get the feeling that Pochettino expects this once young team to be peaking this season, and challenging for the big honours, rather than aiming for a domestic cup, which don’t carry the same weight as they used to.
As a fan, you can understand his frustrations, but perhaps such negative comments should be kept to himself, rather than in full view of the players.
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