Jamie Redknapp makes prediction about Tottenham’s season
Jamie Redknapp assesses Tottenham's position in the title race ahead of their trip to Villa on Sunday
Jamie Redknapp has urged Tottenham to keep their focus as they look to get their Premier League title bid back on track this weekend.
The north London side travel to Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon as they look to record their first victory in two top-flight outings.
Last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at White Hart Lane followed their disappointing 1-0 loss to West ham United at Upton Park.
Spurs were also beaten 3-0 by Borussia Dortmund in Germany in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday night.
However, former Tottenham midfielder Redknapp has told the Lilywhites not to worry about their recent dip in form and simply focus on beating Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Redknapp said: “Mauricio Pochettino got some stick for making a number of changes against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday but they can turn their focus back to the Premier League now, knowing they have the chance to make history and change their club forever.
“Spurs are right in the mix for this title and if they’d turned a few of their 10 draws into wins, they’d be top of the table. I’m expecting them to finish in the top four now – it would be a capitulation if they missed out on qualifying for the Champions League. But can they get back on track after some disappointing results?
“They’ve hit a small bump in the road, with defeat at West Ham followed by a draw against Arsenal, after the Gunners were reduced to 10 men, and the loss at Dortmund. But this is the time of the season where everyone’s stuttering.
“We are going to see some strange results, particularly now teams at the bottom are fighting for survival. The important thing for Tottenham is to not get stressed by what’s happened in the last couple of weeks. They’ve not picked up any major injuries, Jan Vertonghen is coming back and they have a great chance to get back to winning ways at Aston Villa on Sunday.”
Tottenham, who finished fifth in the table last season, take on Dortmund at White Hart Lane in the return leg of their Europa League clash on Thursday night.