September 28, 2010
"Playing in the Champions League is a massive achievement and everyone gets a buzz out of being in it. But I can't deny it brings headaches. We have a strong and competitive squad but unlike last season when you would try to play your best 11 in every league game, we have to change things around. So if we can finish in the top four this season it will be a greater achievement than last time."
September 21, 2010
They say the table doesn't lie but, in the case of Spurs, it may not be telling the whole truth. Fifth place behind Chelsea, Arsenal, and the two Manchester clubs is pretty good on the face of it, until a closer look is taken at the results to date and how they were achieved: two points dropped at home against Man City; a narrow win at Stoke, with the home team having what looked like a good goal disallowed; a disastrous home defeat to Wigan; a draw at West Brom; and, on Saturday, a flattering 3-1 scoreline against another one of the perennial relegation candidates.
September 14, 2010
Following the 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns, Harry Redknapp expressed a measure of satisfaction with Spurs' league form to date, in light of his observation that "we've already played some great teams". Which "great teams" would these be exactly? Man. City - a bit like Spurs - have had what could best be described as a mixed start to the season, while Stoke, Wigan and Saturday's opponents West Brom are all surefire bets to finish in the bottom half of the table.