Last week Harry Redknapp claimed his Tottenham team were in with a shout of winning the Premier League. Following their superb comeback against North London rivals, the Spurs boss sang his side’s praises and suggested it may be William Gallas who will raise the famous trophy above his head rather than John Terry, Cesc Fabregas or Rio Ferdinand.
And now, having shown further evidence of their ability to overcome Werder Bremen this week, serious questions must also be asked regarding how far Tottenham can go in Europe’s top competition.
Spurs have come on in leaps and bounds so far this campaign after only just scarping through the qualifying round against obscure Young Boys Berne of Switzerland. They have gone toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in Europe and the Champions League betting suggests they will finish top of their group, something which would give them an easier draw in the next round.
This top-place finish could also mean that Spurs would stand a far better side of avoiding the situation where Harry will feel he has to rest individuals for Premier League matches, in order that they are fully rested for bumper European ties against the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona. The rumour mill also suggests he’ll bring in a couple of players in January, meaning the squad should be better equipped to deal with competing in European and at home.
After the win against Werder Bremen, Redknapp hinted the side could go all the way.
“We have played some great attacking football in the Champions League,” he said.
“I think we will give teams problems in the way we play. We have got to keep going in the Champions League. Who knows what can happen… Bale and Modric can play in any team.”
With the way the players are performing right now, who are we to say he’s dreaming?