Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has labelled Dele Alli an “absolute genius” following the Tottenham Hotspur star’s return to full fitness.

Alli came back into the side against Southampton earlier this month, providing an excellent assist for Harry Kane’s goal in the 2-1 defeat at St Mary’s.

Despite the negative result, Alli’s performance gave Spurs fans hope the team can turn their current form around.

Winning a trophy will be a struggle this season after the Londoners were drawn against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

But Redknapp believes silverware is within reach for Tottenham with players like Alli and Harry Kane in the team.

“There is a trophy in Tottenham in the next couple of years,” said the former Spurs boss (via Sky Sports).

“I enjoy watching them play, they’ve got some great players. Harry [Kane] is back fit and Dele Alli coming back is a big plus – he’s an absolute genius.

“I love Pochettino. New stadium, great training ground, it’s all in place at Tottenham. The future looks good.”

Redknapp went on to warn against writing Spurs off against Manchester City in the Champions League, suggesting Mauricio Pochettino’s side could go even further in Europe.

He added: “Tottenham-Manchester City in the Champions League – what a game that is.

“Don’t write Tottenham off. City are fantastic but on their day Tottenham can give anyone a game. That’s going to be exciting.

“It’s a good year for the English clubs and I think we’ve every chance of winning the Champions League.”

Tottenham’s chances of progressing to the semi-finals of the competition are arguably improved by the fact they will play the first leg at their new stadium.

City will pose a huge threat as usual, but Spurs will hope to create special early memories at their new home.

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