Harry Redknapp believes that Tottenham Hotspur have gone backwards, but thinks they will end their barren run of years without a trophy this season.
The former Spurs boss has suggested that the White Hart Lane outfit have regressed since they lost Kyle Walker to champions Manchester City, but has backed his old side to claim silverware in his absence this term.
Redknapp managed Tottenham from 2008 to 2012, but in his time in charge, the club failed to win any trophies and have not won anything of any note since they won the League Cup, the year before the recent I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner arrived at the Londoners.
The 71-year-old has explained why he thinks Spurs were better 18 months ago than they currently are, when he was a guest on a radio show recently.
“I’ll be honest, I think Tottenham were better 18 months ago than they are now,” He said on TalkSport.
“I think when Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were playing full-backs I thought they were incredible, the speed that they gave from the flanks, I thought they were a little more potent then than they are now to be honest with you.
“Walker they got good money for him but he’s an outstanding right-back with his power and his pace, and Danny Rose was playing at the top of his game then.
“So I don’t think they’ve actually gone on much since then. They’ve been excellent but I thought they might have pushed on.”
Redknapp might be proved to be right with his premonition that Tottenham will win a trophy this season. They made the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday evening, when they beat rivals Arsenal 2-0 in the quarter final at the Emirates Stadium, and are a 180 minute tie against Chelsea away from the final.
They are also into the last 16 of the Champions League, and will face Tranmere Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup next month. They are still in the mix in the Premier League too, so Spurs have plenty of chances of silverware in 2019.