Tottenham will finish no lower than third place in the Premier League this season, according to former manager Harry Redknapp.
Spurs have taken five points from their first four games of the new campaign, beating Aston Villa before losing to Newcastle United in between draws at Manchester City and Arsenal.
The European transfer window has disrupted the harmony of the squad, with speculation surrounding the future of Christian Eriksen causing Mauricio Pochettino a major team selection headache going into each match.
But Redknapp believes Tottenham will settle and kick on once the transfer window closes.
“I think it [talk of an apparent crisis at Spurs] is probably being hyped up,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“Poch is saying he’s glad the window is closing today, he knows now where Eriksen is going to be and it looks like he’s certainly going to be Tottenham.
“So I would think he can now get on with it, have a settled squad and know who’s going to be available and who isn’t.
“Daniel [Levy] runs the club and he’s made a great job of it. They’ve got a great stadium, a fantastic training ground and they’ve got a good team, a real good team of good players.
“I don’t see them finishing any worst than third again this year. They’ll be there and maybe this will be their year to win a cup.
“There’s nothing wrong at Tottenham, they’re in great shape.”
Manchester City and Liverpool already look certain to be placed first and second come the end of the season, despite the fact Spurs snatched a point from their trip to the Etihad.
Tottenham slipped to fourth last season but will be hopeful of finishing above Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United this term in the battle for Champions League qualification.
Pochettino will also be aiming to go one better in the Champions League, but it will be a tall order to top last season’s journey to the final, especially if doubts over Eriksen’s future re-emerge in January.
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