Jamie Redknapp delivers emphatic verdict on Tottenham title hopes
By Dominic Toner
Jamie Redknapp believes that the title race is back on and that current Premier League leaders Chelsea could begin to fear Tottenham.
Ex-Spurs player Redknapp feels that his former side can now compete for the title and is adamant they now have leaders in their dressing room.
The north London club enjoyed a fantastic weekend as they picked up a 2-0 away victory against Burnley, who have nine of their 15 league matches at Turf Moor this season.
Meanwhile, league leaders Chelsea lost 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace and their gap over second-placed Spurs was cut to seven points.
Redknapp is certain that the fight for the title is now on and credited the improvement of Spurs.
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“The title race is back on — especially if Chelsea lose to Manchester City on Wednesday,” Redknapp wrote in the Daily Mail. “Tottenham will be the side Conte fears most.
“Gone are the days of ‘tippy tappy Tottenham’. This is a team packed with aggressive, young players who will have learned from their collapse at the end of the last campaign. You look at the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama and Dele Alli and see leaders all over the pitch. Under Mauricio Pochettino, they believe they can win the league.”
Spurs are currently on a five-game winning run across all competitions, with four of them coming in the Premier League.
Pochettino’s side are proving the strength of their squad as they continue to win without their injured talisman Harry Kane, while regular full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker both missed the Burnley victory.
They also lost central midfielder Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks to injury setbacks in the win against the Clarets and the versatile Eric Dier proved his worth to the team.
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