Jamie Redknapp comments on Tottenham Hotspur's season ending early

Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp suggests Tottenham have not moved on enough in Mauricio Pochettino's debut season.

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has questioned whether Tottenham have really moved forward under Mauricio Pochettino, via his Mail Online column.

Spurs have taken just four points from a possible 12 over their last four games, losing at the weekend to former boss Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa.

Redknapp believes if it were not for top goalscorer Harry Kane then new head coach Mauricio Pochettino would be catching a lot of flak, believing they have not really progressed.

He said: "That was a big win for Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane. It gave Aston Villa some vital points and he also proved a point to his old employer

"But how much has really changed at Spurs? If it weren’t for Harry Kane, there would be some serious criticism heading their way — as the table shows, they have not improved on last year.

"It is still a young team and they have time on their side but yet again their season is over sooner than it should be."

After 32 games last season Spurs had two more points than they do now and were in sixth rather than seventh position.

Redknapp's critique is an easy shot at Pochettino however, for there are always players you can take away from any side who would negatively influence them.

Would Chelsea be challenging for the title without Diego Costa's 19 goals? Would Arsenal be where Tottenham are if not for Alexis Sanchez? Could Manchester United cope on a week to week basis if you took Wayne Rooney away?

Kane may have helped paper over some cracks in the Spurs team, but if there is a reason they have not really stepped forwards it's because Pochettino was barely given a chance to invest and bring in his own players last summer.

He largely decided to work with what he had available, and prior to their recent slump, the team had been looking good. The fact the snipers are out now their form has slipped off is perhaps little surprise.

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