Harry upholds title belief

Spurs boss adamant his side are title contenders

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Harry upholds title belief

Redknapp: Title belief

If you have a good run, you don't know where it can take you. It's happened before.

Harry Redknapp
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Harry Redknapp maintains that Tottenham can win the Premier League this season after praising the positive attitude of his side.

The manager first suggested Spurs were serious title contenders following their 3-2 victory over North London rivals Arsenal five weeks ago, and reiterated that stance following their 2-1 Boxing Day triumph at Aston Villa.

Redknapp is aware that his team, who sit fifth in the table and seven points behind undefeated leaders Manchester United, who have also played a game less, are long shots to raise the trophy.

But the boss feels it would be foolish to write Spurs off, insisting: "I've not changed my mind.

Outsiders

"But we are massive outsiders - 33-1 or whatever - and that's about right I suppose.

"I keep saying it's open this season, and it's not impossible. You have got to believe you can achieve something.

"It's there for someone to have a real crack at it this season as there is very little between the top five or six teams.

"We're playing as well as anybody, and we've people who could get in any team - (Gareth) Bale, (Luka) Modric, (Rafael) Van der Vaart.

"We've some quality players throughout the team. We've a good squad.

"The main aim is obviously to get into that top four again, to get back into the Champions League.

"But if you have a good run, you don't know where it can take you. It's happened before."

Redknapp feels he has the squad of players and the club behind him to push United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all the way for the remainder of the season.

Spirit

"We've the spirit, of course we have. If you saw us training on Christmas Day there was a good atmosphere," he added.

"There's a good feeling about this club, and that's important I think.

"It's as important at times as when you've a good spirit amongst the players and they're all together, and with a bit of belief it's amazing what you can achieve."