Champions League challenge 'tough' - Spurs boss

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is facing a tough task to push for a fourth place finish this season, and he knows it will be a bigger challenge than he’s ever faced as Spurs manager.

“With Man City and Chelsea both strengthening, it’s only going to get harder to make that top four,” Redknapp told the official Tottenham website.

“It’s harder this year than it was last year but if we can do it again it will be fantastic.

“What we’ve done so far has been a fantastic achievement.”


With Champions League this season to worry about, Tottenham face a tough quarter final against Spanish giants Real Madrid. That coupled with match ups against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool in the run to the end of the season will be a rough ask for Spurs.

“They’re big games and that’s why you need your squad.

"You need everybody fit and ready to go because you’re going to get injuries when there’s lots of games and you’re going to have to shuffle things around when you’re playing Saturday-midweek, Saturday-midweek,” Redknapp said.

“But they’re great games. Real Madrid - what a game to look forward to. What a tough game, but what a great game."

Redknapp even mentions Wigan away as a challenge for Tottenham, with the Spurs manager taking the attitude that every game will bring a vital three points should Spurs come out on top.

“There are no easy games – every game is difficult. Arsenal and Manchester United both struggled last weekend and Wigan away will be a very hard game.”

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