After two straight defeats, even against tough opposition, it’s sad but inevitable to see the papers suggesting that Spurs are in freefall at this stage of the season. Manager Harry Redknapp is convinced however that the club are still favourites to finish the campaign in third place.
“We’re still in pole position although that 10-point lead has suddenly become four points,” said Redknapp after the United game.
“We’ve got some hard games coming up, we go to Everton and we’ve got Chelsea away – so we’ve got some tough games to come.
“But I still feel we can go on a run and I still fancy us to finish third.”
Naturally the question of the England manager’s job came up again but Harry denied any question of a distraction in this respect.
“No not at all, it’s had no effect,” said Redknapp “You couldn’t come away and say the players haven’t been trying, they’ve worked hard.”
It’s also interesting to see Harry linked with the Chelsea position again – at one point during the summer he was the bookies’ favourite to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Overall, Redknapp’s comments are fairly predictable but maybe it’s time for the players to take the attention away from the manager at this stage in the club’s campaign.