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Redknapp believes Spurs can win league – but top four is best bet

| 22.11.2011

Harry Redknapp has never been one to mince his words and there was no mistaking the belief he has in his team following their win against Aston Villa on Monday night.

Spurs swept to a comfortable 2-0 win at White Hart Lane thanks to an Emmanuel Adebayor brace.

The win takes Spurs up to third in the table having played a game less than fourth placed Chelsea who lost against Liverpool on Sunday.

Redknapp is not looking over his shoulder though and instead has the Manchester teams in his sights as he looks to close the gap and win Spurs their first ever Premier League title.

Speaking to the BBC, Redknapp said: “The title is a possibility, it’s not impossible. If you keep winning matches and believe in yourself you will do it.

“If we keep up our form, we’ll win the league, but it will be very hard.”

However, Redknapp said much the same thing at this time last year before tempering his ambitions and admitting Champions League qualification was his team’s main objective – and that looks a far more realistic proposition this season too.

Spurs are currently fifth favourites to win the Premier League at 33/1, but 4/5 to finish in the top four – shorter than Arsenal at 11/10.

They finished in the top four in 2009/10 at the expense of Manchester City and last year missed out on a top four spot after finishing six points behind Arsenal.

Spurs are a different proposition this year though and – with the midfield partnership of Luka Modric and Scott Parker blossoming – backing Redknapp’s side to get back in the Champions League is a bet well worth considering.



Richard Anderson