Harry Redknapp says there is ‘NO WAY’ Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham squad should miss out on the Champions League… and claims even Carabao Cup glory wouldn’t keep his JOB safe
- Harry Redknapp says there is ‘no way’ Tottenham should miss out on the top four
- Jose Mourinho’s side are six points adrift from London rivals Chelsea in the table
- The former Spurs boss believes winning the Carabao Cup would not be enough
Harry Redknapp insists there is ‘no way’ that Tottenham should miss out on the Champions League next season with the talent in their squad.
Jose Mourinho’s side are six points adrift from London rivals Chelsea in fourth place with a game in hand as they prepare to face second-placed Manchester United on Sunday in a blockbuster Premier League tie.
Spurs have dropped plenty of points from winning positions – an uncharacteristic trait from a Mourinho side – and Redknapp said the Tottenham boss needs a result now more than ever.
Harry Redknapp pleads that there is ‘no way’ that Tottenham should miss Champions League
Jose Mourinho’s side are six points adrift from London rivals Chelsea in fourth place
‘Jose Mourinho has had a knack of pulling a result out of the bag when the chips are down — and he certainly needs it this afternoon,’ he told the Sun.
‘Tottenham vs Manchester United has always been a massive game and I know some are even calling this one the biggest of Jose’s time at Spurs.
‘I don’t know about that but it’s certainly hugely important because I don’t think anything less than the Champions League will keep Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy happy.
‘Spurs have got to finish in the top four and there can be no excuses if they don’t when you look at that squad. Miss out and it would put real pressure on Jose, for sure.
‘The bottom line is that this is a game they must win and United don’t necessarily have to, which is why I think the advantage is with Tottenham. They may be the ones under the most pressure to get a result but little things like that can have a huge bearing.’
Redknapp believes that winning the Carabao Cup would still not be good enough for Mourinho
The former Spurs boss also believes that winning the Carabao Cup against Manchester City would not be a convincing enough feat to save Mourinho’s season if they don’t make the top four.
He added: ‘I know they’re in the Carabao Cup final but, even if they won, I don’t think that alone would be enough.’
Tottenham face City in the Carabao Cup final later this month on Sunday 25 April.