Harry Redknapp has suggested Tottenham will finish outside of the top four in the Premier League this season.
Spurs currently sit 14th in the table after a poor start to the campaign in which they have won just three of their opening 12 games. There has been talk of Mauricio Pochettino losing his job if the Londoners suffer defeat against West Ham United this weekend.
Pochettino’s men were expected to qualify for the Champions League once again this season, or even push Manchester City and Liverpool for the title. But the team’s dreadful form means a top four finish now looks difficult.
Despite rivals Arsenal and Manchester United struggling, Leicester City and Chelsea have been better than expected, leading Redknapp to believe his former club will almost certainly fail in their pursuit of Champions League football.
“Tottenham have it all on now to get in the top four this year,” Redknapp told the Sun.
“The only thing now in their favour is that Arsenal look so poor. Chelsea are doing great, they’re going to be challenging. Leicester are going to be bang in there.
“But you’re looking at Arsenal – and Manchester United – and wondering if they are going to make it this year.
“I can see both of those two not making the top four unless there is a big improvement.
“It’s been a disappointing season so far for Spurs.
“I really thought they would be close to Manchester City and Liverpool and challenging.
“It’s difficult. The players haven’t hit the form they did last year.
“I’m a big fan of the manager and hopefully they can turn it around.”
Spurs could fall 15 points behind Leicester and Chelsea this weekend, a gap that could be too large to close unless Pochettino is able to overhaul his squad in January.
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