Redknapp: What if Spurs pushed harder?

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Jamie Redknapp and Patrick Kluivert discuss what Tottenham could achieve if they pushed harder in the transfer market and spent more on player wages.

Source: Sky Sports
 

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Bore off Redknapp jnr...

Try and understand that we’re actually trying to do that with our new stadium.

Money doesn’t just appear out of thin air - look how Leeds overstretched themselves where they really didn’t need to as had good youth setup.
 

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Jamie Redknap always comes across to me that he's just waiting for the chance to say, "told ya"

TBH, unless a miracle happens, we won't be winning the league. And it's far too easy for him to say all the bullshit of how close we will be winning if we spend.

Could have, would have, should have make everybody a genius. He's an attention whore, no different from his dad.
 

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How on earth does the fool expect spurs to match Man city’s wages as well given they have their oil money bank rolling it...
 
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To be fair it’s what Poch has been saying in his round about way over the last 7/8 months.

But at the moment we do have to do it differently, there is a stadium to pay for, we don’t have oodles of oil money and our wage/agent budgeting is very tight.

There was an interesting bit of ITK late that said, this was going to be our summer to make a statement. So we,ll see.

We are doing ridiculously well to compete li,e this with our spending model atm tho
 

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Jamie Redknap always comes across to me that he's just waiting for the chance to say, "told ya"

TBH, unless a miracle happens, we won't be winning the league. And it's far too easy for him to say all the bullshit of how close we will be winning if we spend.

Could have, would have, should have make everybody a genius. He's an attention whore, no different from his dad.
I don't agree with the simplicity of Jamie's argument, but I do think it's absolutely legitimate to ask whether with a bit more ambition we would be winning things. You have to make hay while the sun shines, and we've left an awful lot to do this summer. There's a reason why every single other club in the major leagues invested last summer.
 

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If we spent more on players Jamie Redknapp would ask what happened to the young English Players coming through under Poch. Silence is really under appreciated.
 

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Sky pundits seem to be really dim. They cannot seem to grasp that building a billion pound stadium shows ambition and significant investment from the owners. If we had not bothered with the stadium and forked out 100 million players we would be seen as ambitious (despite spending 900 million less).
 

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Yet last week, after the Chelsea game, he quite rightly said it’s so difficult to bring players in that are better than what we have.
I’d imagine his Sky producers ask for a different view today.

I just wish someone would say it how it is; we are 1, maybe 2 players away from an amazing squad. But even then, after a World Cup and minimal pre-season training, this season was always going to be difficult.
Look at our closest rivals - City and Liverpool - they both spend way above us with no stadium overheads.
I still pinch myself to see how we are doing so well.
 

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I don’t think he has said anything wrong really. Every window we all say what if? We all know that buying one or two top class players could be the difference in these close seasons.
 

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To improve is to change. To perfect is to change often.

You can’t help but wonder.
 
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