FOOTBALL : Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes it is “not impossible” for his side to break into the top four of the Barclays Premier League this season.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes it is “not impossible” for his side to break into the top four of the Barclays Premier League this season.
Redknapp saw his side earn a deserved point against Aston Villa with a late goal from skipper Michael Dawson cancelling out a first-half effort from Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Redknapp said: “Who knows what is going to happen with regards to the top four. Villa are going to be up there. The top two will probably be Chelsea and Manchester United, then will come Arsenal and Liverpool and then Manchester City, Villa and ourselves. One of us might break into the top four and it is not impossible for us to do it.”
He added: “It will be hard but we have got some very good players at this club. We have a lot of quality but not the sort of squad where 19 to 20-year-olds could come into the first team so it is the same group of people basically.”
Redknapp was delighted with the way his team responded in the second 45 minutes with Aaron Lennon causing more of a threat from the wing after a quiet opening half.
He said: “At half time we talked about keeping the ball better and being more patient and we dominated play after the break.
“Things went massively in our favour possession wise.
“In the first half it was hard for Aaron because people were marking him so closely and concentrating on stopping us from getting the ball to him.
“In the second half we told him to stay on the line more, gave him more of the ball, and he looked a threat.”