Jamie Redknapp: This worries me about Tottenham in the title race
The former Spurs midfielder believes Tottenham could struggle without Dele Alli and Harry Kane
Jamie Redknapp admits Tottenham’s over-reliance on Dele Alli and Harry Kane is a concern as the title race heads into the second half of the season.
The England striker scored hat-trick in Tottenham’s 4-0 win against West Brom at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon to hoist Mauricio Pochettino’s side above Liverpool and into second place.
Kane has scored 13 times in 16 appearances in the Premier League season after bouncing back from a slow start to the campaign following an ankle injury in September.
The Tottenham forward is level on goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the goal-scoring charts with Chelsea striker Diego Costa the only striker to have scored more times than Kane.
Alli, meanwhile, has netted five times in his last four Premier League games to match his tally of 10 from his first season in the English top flight.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Tottenham’s 4-0 win against West Brom, ex-Spurs midfielder Redknapp gave his verdict on their title prospects.
“They’re looking better [than last season] and I think Wanyama has added to that. He’s a massive presence in that team,” Redknapp said.
“The only worry is if they were to lose Dele Alli or Harry Kane because they haven’t really got someone who can step in and fill the void of those goals. If they keep them fit, they have a great chance.”