By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Harry Redknapp has singled out the five players who can lead Tottenham to Premier League title glory this season.
The former Spurs manager, who steered the team to top-four finishes in 2009-10 and 2011-12, has been hugely impressed by his former club this season.
He is convinced they have a “great chance” to win the league ahead of their showdown against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Redknapp named striker Harry Kane, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, defender Tony Alderweireld and midfield duo Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli as Spurs’ key players.
In his Telegraph column, Redknapp wrote: “This is a really good Tottenham team. They haven’t got a Gareth Bale like I had, nobody has because he was the best player in the League, so you can’t replace him and Luka Modric is a world class player. But Spurs have got a lot of very, very, very good players.
“Dele Alli is an amazing talent, Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld has been fantastic, a great signing. Good full-backs, a great goalkeeper and Mousa Dembele has been excellent. It’s a really good team with a good manager.”
Redknapp believes that finishing in the top four should be merely the minimum ambition for this group of players.
“Tottenham have got a great chance to not only get back into the Champions League, but to win the Premier League this season and they can put Manchester City out of the picture this weekend,” he added. “Tottenham are solid at the back and they don’t concede many goals, so they will play their normal game and they don’t lose too often away from home now.
“City are as open as a barn door at the back. Apart from Vincent Kompany, they haven’t got any centre-halves who are good enough. They don’t want to defend and all the midfielders want to run forwards and not backwards.
“Even if Tottenham get on the train coming home with just a point, it will be a good point and a bad result for Man City, same for Leicester – if they can come away with a point that will almost put Arsenal out of the running. Both of the home teams need to win this week because they’ve got hard fixtures to come and Leicester have got a great run-in, Tottenham have got a great chance. Manchester City and Arsenal need to win.”