Harry Redknapp has questioned the approach of current Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino, who has played down his side’s chances of ending their decade-long trophy drought this season.
After a positive start to the campaign, Spurs have lost their last two Premier League games against Watford and Liverpool with their lack of new signings coming under the microscope.
Tottenham are back in action against Serie A giants Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday and, in a press conference ahead of the game, Pochettino said that the North London side “are not realistic contenders in any single competition, that is my view,” in quotes reported by the Independent.
Redknapp, speaking on talkSPORT,’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (18 September, 9:00am), seems less than impressed with Pochettino’s approach.
“You can’t be writing your season off after two games surely,” Redknapp, who coached Spurs between 2008 and 2012, claimed.
There is a sense, however, that Tottenham have stood still while their rivals have strengthened in the transfer market. The narrow 2-1 scoreline against Liverpool on Saturday does not reflect how comfortable the victory was for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who wasted a number of clear chances before conceding a late Erik Lamela consolation.
Spurs will certainly need to raise their game if they are to stand a chance of competing against Manchester City and co in the months ahead.
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