Harry Redknapp has said he ‘would be very surprised’ if Tottenham manage to grind out a positive result against Manchester City on Saturday. 

Spurs travel to the Premier League leaders looking to arrest a three-game losing streak after being beaten at home by Southampton and Wolves last week.  

Antonio Conte’s side have been pushed down to eighth in the table and are now seven points off the Champions League places, but still possess as many as three games in hand over some teams around them. 

But the Italian could not have asked for a tougher fixture to play when staging a recovery in form, with a trip to Pep Guardiola’s relentless City likely to be a daunting task. 

Former Tottenham manager Redknapp believes it will be difficult for Conte’s men to come away from the Etihad Stadium with a good result, but hinted it is ‘never impossible’ to do so. 

He told talkSPORT (15/02/22): “It’s never impossible, even if you got people like Harry Kane. You are always in with a chance, if he’s fit and playing.

“But Manchester City look different class. They really do. Them, Chelsea and Liverpool. They are on a different level to the next.

“Man United, Tottenham and Arsenal. They aren’t quite at the level of the top three. They have a fair way to go.

“I would be very surprised if Tottenham did a positive at Manchester City.”

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This is one of the toughest fixtures on the calendar and it won’t be made easier for Spurs with both sides’ differing levels of form. Getting a good result isn’t impossible as Redknapp mentioned, but the team needs to be playing much better, especially on the defensive end to achieve that. 

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