Manager Harry Redknapp has told the club and its supporters that Spurs are definitely capable of lifting the Premier League title. Their fantastic comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the Emirates yesterday highlights the club’s credentials.
According to UKPA, Redknapp said: “It’s wide open this league this year, it’s wide open. Why should we all be fearful and keep saying, ‘We can’t win it’? I wouldn’t be saying it if we had a bad group of players. I’m a realist; I’m not dreaming.”
Jonathan Woodgate could be in line for a sensational return to the Tottenham first team in the new year, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The former England defender has not featured in the Premier League since November 2009 – a full year ago – due to a chronic groin problem, but is thought to have made great strides in recent times.
Redknapp stated: “There’s real light at the end of the tunnel. No one could have tried harder than him. Things are finally looking positive for him.” Woodgate was not registered a part of Spurs’ 25-man squad due to the injury, meaning that even if he does achieve a full recover he will not be able to feature on the teamsheet until January at the earliest.
Spurs in for Loach.
Spurs look set to renew their interest in Watford keeper Scott Loach. The 22-year-old was heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane last January, but bids of £2.2m and £3m were rejected by the Hornets. With Heurelho Gomes proving excellent so far this term, and Carlo Cudicini providing cover Spurs are not in a goalkeeping crisis, but Harry Redknapp is thought to want to add cover and competition for the jersey.
Imscouting.com reports that Redknapp could be preparing a £4.5m raid for the U-21 international in January.