Video: ‘We had a real chance to win the league’ – Former Spur on missed opportunity

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has claimed that the squad he played in during his first season at the club had a chance of winning the Premier League title.

The Lilywhites played some tremendous football during the 2011-12 season and looked to be right in the title race until the last couple of months.

However, a late collapse meant that Tottenham had to be content with fourth place, with the North Londoners eventually missing out on the Champions League after Chelsea won the competition.

Harry Redknapp’s time in charge of the club came to an end soon after but Friedel has waxed lyrical about the quality of the squad that club had that season.

In an interview with Sky Sports, the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Blackburn number one insisted that Spurs side was the most complete team he had been part of.

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That team was certainly formidable as we dominate most games with Parker, Modric and Van Der Vaart in midfield. In fact, had we beaten Man City in a crucial game at the Etihad in January of 2012 (a game which I still do not know how we lost), we would have been favourites for the title.

However, typically of Spurs, we collapsed and ended up finish fourth, only for Chelsea to have an incredible amount of luck on their run to the Champions League final and the victory over Bayern in the final. Just like the team Pochettino built in 2016/17, the Redknapp team of 2011/12 underachieved massively.

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