Despite Spurs’ early exit from the Carling Cup this week, manager Harry Redknapp insists that the club have the depth of squad to make a real challenge in all competitions this season. Outside of the Premiership, Harry has played fringe and youth players in both the Carling Cup and Europa League, but he believes that the Club are taking each challenge seriously.
“We changed 10 players for the Europa League last week, and then another nine players for the Carling Cup game, so I don’t think it will impact on us too much to be involved in several competitions” said Harry in the Daily Mirror.
“It gives us the chance to blood some youngsters, and to give them opportunities. Okay, sometimes they get thrown in the deep end, but that gives them the experience they want, and we want them to get.
“It can be hard, but we honestly want to remain in every competition. We go into every game wanting to win, and believing we can win. When we change the side it allows us to keep the team fresh and to compete.”
The Carling Cup and Europa League aside, if Spurs are challenging for fourth or better at the start of January, should the club continue with this policy for a competition that is so well connected with our history – the FA Cup?