Harry Redknapp names Tottenham pair who would walk into Chelsea side

Harry Redknapp during the festival

Tottenham tasted defeat during their clash with the Blues, but their former manager has praised two of their stars.

Harry Redknapp has told Jim White on talkSPORT (broadcast on November 28th 2016) that if he was picking a team comprised of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea stars, there would be two members of Mauricio Pochettino's squad that would walk into the line-up.

Spurs tasted their first Premier League defeat of the season in their most recent game as the Blues came from behind to claim a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge that extended the gap between the two clubs in the table to seven points. 

Chelsea's Gary Cahill in action with Tottenham's Kyle WalkerChelsea's Gary Cahill in action with Tottenham's Kyle Walker

But despite the loss being Tottenham's fourth in their last seven games in competitions, their former manager Redknapp suggested that there were two players in particular in Pochettino's squad that would get into a team ahead of their Chelsea counterparts.

"I wouldn't swap the two Tottenham full-backs. I'd take Walker and Rose any day over the two wing-backs [for Chelsea]," he told talkSPORT.

Tottenham's Danny Rose applauds their fans after the matchTottenham's Danny Rose

"I'd take Walker all day long. Danny Rose, I think he's fantastic. He's improved. He's come on a bundle so I wouldn't be swapping them," he added.

Given how well Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso have played at wing-back, it is certainly high praise for Redknapp to suggest so confidently that he would rather have Rose and Walker in his team.

Tottenham's Kyle Walker in action

But it is perhaps not that surprising a claim given that the Tottenham pair have been so influential for their side for a much longer period of time.

Their ability to contribute both defensively and going forward was so crucial to Spurs coming so close to glory last season. And it may perhaps be their performances that inspires the side out of their current rut. 

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