Tottenham manger Harry Redknapp has made his opinion heard regarding Tottenham and Arsenal, as well as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, ahead of the famous North London derby in the next Premier League fixture at the weekend.
The upcoming game will be a tough one considering the players Tottenham have at their disposal and provided that in the midweek Champions League game Arsenal field their first-team to face Olympiakos.
Talking about Arsenal’s current run in the league and prospects of his own side, Tottenham, Redknapp told the Daily Mail:
I think we can overhaul Arsenal, it will be tight but I would never write Arsenal off. Sometimes when things go wrong, you know what it is like – everything goes wrong.
There is nothing that you can do right. Arsenal have had one of those starts – two own goals, you name it – but they have got good players.
I can understand what Wenger is going through. It must be a nightmare for him because he has never had it before.
I have always said that when Arsene first came here all the other coaches were condemned. People said that we were all jumping around like idiots and that Arsene was just sitting there like a chess grandmaster.
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It was as if he was a professor of chess sitting there as if he was studying every move while these other idiots are shouting and screaming, but if you were winning every game of course you could sit there with your hand behind your head asking your number two: ‘What’s the score? Three-nil? Oh, wake me up when we get four!’
Now? Suddenly you get beat and he is jumping around like the rest of us! But he is a fantastic manager. He is top class. He knows the game and they will be bang in there again. He is one of the best in my opinion.
The match can definitely be considered the first big test for our new-look defence and hopefully the recent win and clean-sheet against Bolton can inspire confidence in our defenders to put in a solid performance. With the likes of ex-Arsenal forward Adebayor, Bale, van der Vaart, Modric and Parker they have a potent attacking force and hopefully our defence will rise up to the challenge!!