Platt pleased with Tottenham progress

Manchester City assistant manager David Platt has welcomed the challenge of Tottenham for the Premier League title this season, The Guardian reports.

Spurs slipped up in their hunt for the title on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Wolves, but are still only two points behind Manchester City in the table. City travel to Wigan on Monday looking to open up the gap to five once again, but Spurs are super-confident in their ability to beat the league leaders next weekend at the Etihad Stadium. Harry Redknapp’s side have lost just once in their last 19 games and are capable of upsetting City and inflicting their first league defeat at the Etihad Stadium when they face them next Sunday.

Platt said: ‘Spurs are genuine contenders. We have always felt that and I am glad everyone else is now recognising them as a threat. It feels like they have been under the radar for a while, but maybe that’s just the view from Manchester. Harry Redknapp has a right to be proud of what he has achieved, money is irrelevant really. No-one can compete at the top level without bringing in quality players.’

Spurs’ title ambitions will be severely tested when they travel to the Etihad Stadium and will be keen to heal the wounds from their 5-1 defeat to City at White Hart Lane earlier this season. Redknapp’s side could face the possibility of being eight points behind City if the league leaders win at Wigan on Monday and then beat Spurs next weekend.

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