Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp gave an honest assessment of how he sees his old side, when he appeared as a guest on talkSPORT.
Redknapp suggested that Spurs have misused the cash which was generated from selling Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to Real Madrid, players that many feel they are yet to replace. He also moved to defend current manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“In all honesty, the have gone backwards quite a way. Not because of him (Pochettino) but because of the recruitment. The Bale money, the Modric money, how many of those players have come out and been successful?” said Redknapp.
Several players that Tottenham signed following Bale’s move to Real Madrid have arguably failed to work out with Erik Lamela a great example of a player who cost a big fee (£30 million), but someone who has failed to produce his best form at the club.
It’s a fair point by the old Tottenham boss, but one which needs to remain in the past with pressure on the club to move forward this summer, as Pochettino looks to improve the club’s chances of a top four finish.
Pochettino has had close to a year in the job and is well placed to offer an assessment over the best way forward for Tottenham.
He needs to be backed in terms of the players he wants to sign this summer, because it’s his neck which is going to be on the line if Tottenham miss out on the top four again next year.