Sky Sports pundit delivers verdict on Tottenham style, predicts remaining four fixtures
By Will Butcher
Jamie Redknapp believes Tottenham will win their remaining four games in the Premier League as they look to leapfrog Chelsea at the top of the table.
Spurs earned their ninth consecutive victory with a 2-0 win over north London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane, as Dele Alli and Harry Kane scored the all-important goals on home soil.
Former Spurs midfielder Redknapp is confident his old side will beat West Ham, Man United, Leicester and Hull before labelling them as “lethal” after leaving their “tika-taka” ways behind.
Redknapp also believes Alexis Sanchez is the only Arsenal player that would get into Spurs’ side, before claiming that Mauricio Pochettino has built the best Tottenham team he has witnessed in a while.
“They have no passengers,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday during the post-match analysis of the north London derby (4.15pm).
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“It’s the best Tottenham team I’ve seen in a long time; I think they’ll win all four games that they have left; it just depends if Chelsea slip up at the top of the table.
“We were talking about who would get into the Spurs side from Arsenal, and it would only be Alexis Sanchez. They aren’t about this tika-taka kind of football anymore, they’re lethal.”
Spurs took the lead just after half-time as Alli capitalised on a bouncing ball inside the Arsenal six-yard box to fire home, despite the attempts of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stop the ball.
Striker Kane then doubled his side’s lead, going down under a tackle from Gabriel before picking himself up to score past a motionless Petr Cech in between the sticks.
The north London giants now have four games to make up the four-point deficit separating them from league leaders Chelsea, following the Blues 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
If Redknapp’s prediction rings true, Spurs will have to rely on one of Middlesbrough, West Brom, Watford, or Sunderland to take points off Antonio Conte’s side if they are to hold aloft the Premier League trophy.
In other Tottenham news, Graham Roberts has posted a message on his Twitter account following his side’s victory.