Harry Redknapp tells Pochettino what he should do in January
Harry Redknapp has said that Tottenham don’t need to make signings in January, insisting that Mauricio Pochettino’s squad is “full of good players everywhere”.
After a mixed start to the campaign in which Spurs were dumped out of the EFL Cup, sit 13 points behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League and have only won once in the Champions League so far, the club have been linked with signing reinforcements in the winter transfer window.
Key results such as the 7-2 thrashing by Bayern Munich in North London and the 3-0 loss to Brighton heightened speculation that Pochettino‘s trust inside the dressing room had been lost.
Addressing those rumours on Sky Sports, however, former Tottenham manager Redknapp said: “Absolute rubbish. I think [former England boss] Graham Taylor was the cleverest manager.
“He said ‘your manager is never as good as you think he is – and he’s never as bad as you think he is. It is somewhere in between’. We all get carried away. [Pochettino] is an excellent manager, he has fantastic players, they have a beautiful stadium. They are just having a tricky spell.”
Redknapp also struggled to think of areas of the pitch in which Tottenham could improve in the January window, saying: “Where [would you make signings]?
“When I look at the team, they are full of good players everywhere. It is the same group of players – but one or two are not playing as well. Dele Alli, I love him, what a footballer, but he has not been in the same form as he showed, maybe over a year ago.
“[If] he comes back to form, he is an incredible player. I think they have got the players. They are going through a bad spell but they will come out of that.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if it started on Sunday [against Liverpool].”
Spurs go into Sunday’s clash with the league leaders having failed to win at Anfield since May 2011.