By Dominic Toner
Harry Redknapp believes that Tottenham can challenge for the Premier League and Champions League this season.
Mauricio Pochettino has now entered his third year as manager at White Hart Lane and has sealed the club’s return to Europe’s elite club competition.
Spurs enjoyed the perfect preparation for their first Champions League group match against Monaco on Wednesday with a convincing 4-0 victory over Stoke in the Premier League.
Son Hueng-Min grabbed a brace alongside Dele Alli and Harry Kane goals on Saturday as Spurs preserved their unbeaten start to the season.
The club’s former manager Redknapp has revealed he is expecting Spurs to challenge in both Europe and domestically competitions.
“They’ve got an outstanding manager and I don’t see why they can’t have a real good run in the Champions League,” Redknapp told the Evening Standard. “He’ll be looking forward to it – I don’t think anything fazes him. He’s got a lovely manner with him and I’m a big fan of his.
“They’ll fire on both cylinders. They’ll give it everything they’ve got in both competitions.They will want to win the Premier League – they’re in with a chance. Six or seven teams are in with a chance of winning it and they’re one of them. I think they’re going to have another good season.”
Spurs have managed to add to their squad this summer with new senior recruits Moussa Sissoko, Vincent Janssen and Victor Wanyama adding some versatility for Pochettino.
The North London club managed a third-placed finish in the league last season after challenging with eventual champions Leicester for much of the season.
Pochettino will now hope that his energetic side can continue to grow and compete at the highest level.
In other Tottenham team news, Graham Roberts has named the four players who stood out against Stoke.