Tottenham’s poor form over recent weeks has seen a lot of things being said and written about the players, manager and the club’s board.
While some have criticised the players for not trying hard enough, others have questioned the manager’s tactics (Football.London).
Some fans have also blamed Daniel Levy’s approach in the transfer market for Spurs’ poor start to the season. Some positivity returned to the club this week following their dominating display against Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has suggested that the talk of a crisis at Spurs has been hugely exaggerated and that he expects the team to come out of this tricky spell.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Redknapp said, “I think [former England boss] Graham Taylor was the cleverest manager. He said ‘your manager is never as good as you think he is – and he’s never as bad as you think he is. It is somewhere in between’.
“We all get carried away. [Pochettino] is an excellent manager, he has fantastic players, they have a beautiful stadium. They are just having a tricky spell.”
The 72-year-old also insisted that Tottenham’s squad is full of good players and that there are very few areas they can improve on in January.
He insisted that the team will be fine once some of Spurs’ stars like Dele Alli rediscover their form.
Redknapp added: “Where [would you make signings]? When I look at the team, they are full of good players everywhere.
“It is the same group of players – but one or two are not playing as well. Dele Alli, I love him, what a footballer, but he has not been in the same form as he showed, maybe over a year ago.
“[If] he comes back to form, he is an incredible player. I think they have got the players. They are going through a bad spell but they will come out of that.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if it started on Sunday [against Liverpool].”
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While Redknapp is right in saying that it is hard to get players in who can improve the current squad, there are certainly some players around as long as the club is willing to spend big. Besides, the squad has clearly come to the end of a cycle and the likes of Alderweireld, Vertonghen, and Eriksen need to be replaced soon.
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