Jamie Redknapp has changed his mind after laughing at dad Harry’s Tottenham title claim

Tottenham are serious contenders to win the Premier League title this season, according to former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp. Redknapp laughed at his dad Harry when he said Tottenham could win the title in early October but has now changed his mind. Jose Mourinho’s side are currently top of the Premier League heading into this weekend’s north London derby against Arsenal.

Tottenham haven’t lost a league match since the opening day of the season against Everton.

Following last Sunday’s 0-0 draw at Chelsea, Mourinho described his team as a “pony” in the title race.

The Portuguese said: “We’re not even in the [title] race so we’re not a horse. We’re a pony.”

But Redknapp believes Tottenham have the squad to go all the way.

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“To say that they’re just a little pony, I know what he’s trying to do because he’s very good at it,” he said on the Pitch to Post podcast.

“They’re not the little pony, that squad is full of quality and also depth that you need if you’re going to win the title.”

Redknapp was then reminded of what his dad and former Tottenham manager Harry said on transfer deadline day.

Redknapp Snr said on Sky Sports: “I think they could even win the league this year. I know people are going to think I’m crazy. I look at that squad, it looks like it could be an open year.”

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At the time, Redknapp Jnr laughed and replied: “You’ve gone early there dad, you’ve gone early there.”

But two months on, Tottenham sit top of the table ahead of reigning champions Liverpool on goal difference.

Redknapp Jnr sticks by his claim at the time and says Liverpool’s injury problems have given Tottenham a real chance.

He said: “I laughed at it, I laughed at him, yeah I did because I felt that at that time there was Virgil van Dijk fit and [Joe] Gomez for Liverpool and I didn’t see them as contenders.

“I still stand by that [opinion at the time].”

Meanwhile, Mourinho is confident Harry Kane will be fit to play against Arsenal on Sunday after the England captain missed a training session earlier this week.

“I believe he’s going to be fit,” Mourinho said.

“I’m not sure, he’s on treatment. But I could be now doing some bluff or trying to pretend that he’s in big trouble.

“He’s not in big trouble. I believe he’s going to play.”

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