Harry Redknapp: Tottenham Hotspur have gone backwards this season

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has claimed the club have gone backwards under Mauricio Pochettino.

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp is not impressed with the side this season.

He told The Sun he feels Mauricio Pochettino's side have been let down by bad investment.

The former QPR and West Ham coach added that he feels four players have saved the club's campaign from being a disaster.

He said: "Spurs, who have also taken a backward step this season as a result of poor investment in recent years. I really like Mauricio Pochettino but he’s been very lucky that the kids have come through for him this season.

"I hate to think where they would be right now without the goals of Harry Kane and the performances of Ryan Mason, Danny Rose and Nabil Bentaleb.

"It is absolute nonsense when people say it’s unrealistic for Tottenham to be aiming for the Champions League. We achieved a top four finish twice in three seasons when I was there and I don’t see why it should be any different now."

Redknapp left Spurs in the summer of 2012, having been linked with the England job just weeks before hand.

Tottenham currently sit in sixth position, the same place as they finished 12 months ago. Mauricio Pochettino's success may have been helped by the young players who have impressed, but he also deserves respect and appreciation for picking them.

Danny Rose is the only controversial player among his four choices, with the left-back improving considerably on last season, but still prone to occasional errors, and leaving room to step up further in 2015/16.

Kane has been outstanding, finishing second in the PFA Player of the Year Award, but could not help Spurs find the net against Manchester City yesterday.

Pochettino has done an admirable job of keeping Spurs steady in his first season in charge at the club, but expectations will be higher next season, and the club are expected to invest in the transfer market this summer in order to attempt to achieve this.

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