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Redknapp slams critics

March 20, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp believes he can win the Premier League during his tenure - and has criticised outspoken fans who believe the club should be doing better this season.

Harry Redknapp
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Hopes of a first league title since 1961 have faded this term with Spurs now 14 points behind Manchester United following Saturday's goalless draw at home to relegation threatened West Ham United.

But Redknapp believes his team will continue to improve and could challenge the status quo.

He said: "I think we have got a title in us at this club. But I don't think about finishing in the top four too much, really. "I don't go to sleep worrying about it, thinking 'I've got to get in the Champions League because Tottenham are always in it every year!' Yeah, Tottenham always used to finish above Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool ... they get in every year. I have come here and f***ed up their team!

"If we finish fifth and reach the Champions League quarter-finals ... what can you do? I will not lose any sleep over it.

"Whether other people who don't know football are satisfied, I don't know. Are we really supposed to finish above Man City, after the money they have spent? And Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United...? I think I can win the title with Tottenham but I can't put a time-frame on it."