Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has doubled down on his recent claim that his old club could mount the season’s biggest surprise to claim the Premier League title, and he has thus far stuck to his guns on that prediction.
Redknapp had recently suggested that Jose Mourinho’s rebuilding the squad and augmenting it with signing the likes of Gareth Bale, Sergio Reguilon and Carlos Vinicius could make Tottenham title contenders, but has in the process received plenty of flack for his prediction.
However he has dug his heels in and doubled down on his view, saying it would ‘hardly be the strangest of outcomes’ to see Spurs at the top of the ladder come the end of the season.
He wrote in his Sun column:
“I’ve come in for a bit of stick for suggesting Spurs can be serious title challengers this season, but what’s so daft about that?
“It is pretty obvious no one is going to run away with it like Liverpool last time – and some of the results have been real coupon busters.
“And I know Tottenham have been a bit of a mixed bag themselves, even if how well they played at Old Trafford was almost ignored as most people focused on how bad United were.
“But they will be there or thereabouts this season, even though I do think the eventual champions will once again be either Liverpool or Manchester City.
“You cannot knock the squad Jose Mourinho’s built, though, and there is genuine competition for every single position.
“It’s packed with internationals and the depth means that they’re far better placed to handle the inevitable injuries.
“OK, they might still fall short, but it would hardly be the strangest of outcomes in these strangest of times.”
Tottenham have made a pretty impressive start to the season, especially in their trouncing of last season’s title holders Liverpool, picking up seven points from their opening four games.
Mourinho’s men are five points behind leaders Everton heading into Sunday’s clash with West Ham.
Let’s not be too quick to dismiss Harry’s bold claim. Stranger things have happened before, and always will, in football.