Redknapp talks up Spurs’ chances

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has stated that although his side are an outside bet for the Premier League title, if they keep up their current run of form they have a chance.

The North London outfit have won nine out of their last ten games, and currently sit in third place in the top flight standings, seven points behind leaders Manchester City but with a game in hand.

Despite acknowledging the huge achievement of topping the pile, Redknapp feels it is possible due to the tight nature of the top six teams.

“We certainly look a very decent team,” he told Sky Sports News.

“I’m not sitting here saying we will win the championship. It’s a very tall order and we’re one of the outsiders of the six to do that, but it’s not impossible.

“You saw Liverpool v Man City on Sunday, there was nothing between the two teams and in fact Liverpool edged it.

“There is nothing between those six or seven teams at the top and anyone who can keep that run going, and have that belief, could do it.

“It is a very open top group and I think we are very much on a par. There is not much between us,” he admitted.

Redknapp was speaking ahead of the White Hart Lane side’s clash with PAOK in the Europa League on Wednesday where he is expected to field a weakened team, and also admitted that he is struggling to keep some of the club’s fringe players happy.

“It’s difficult because the players want to play. You won’t keep them happy if they’re not. You just hope you can convince them to stay.

“You want to keep them happy and onside. We need them. We’re going to need a big squad and unless you can get a replacement, you can’t afford to let people go.

“We need that strength in depth, especially if we stay in Europa League,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight