Tottenham can win the Premier League, says Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham can win the Premier League this season if they maintain their recent form.

Spurs moved up to third place in the table after beating Aston Villa 2-0 at White Hart Lane  and have now won eight of their last nine league games.

Manager Redknapp said: "The title is a possibility. If you keep winning matches and believe in yourself, you will do it.

"If we keep up [our] form, we'll win the league, but it will be very hard."

Redknapp said the win over Villa, secured by two goals from on-loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor, was "the best medicine" for him after his return to the dugout following heart surgery  .

HOT SPURS FORM

  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine league matches, winning eight of them
  • Harry Redknapp's side have scored at least twice in each of those nine fixtures
  • They are unbeaten in six league games against Villa and Redknapp's personal unbeaten run against them is 11 Premier League matches

"I enjoyed watching us play," Redknapp said. "I love the way we play football. It's the best medicine for me to watch the way we play.

"The fans have seen lots of great teams over the years and they're enjoying the way this team's playing.

"It was great to be back. I wouldn't want to watch it at home again - [doing] that was nerve-wracking. There were no nerves, I was just looking forward to the game. I feel better now than I did before.

"I've been feeling great for the last 10 days and have been looking forward to getting back. The doctor told me not to return for four to five weeks, but I didn't take an awful lot of notice of him."

Playmaker Luka Modric and defender Younes Kaboul drew particular praise from Redknapp, who said: "Luka was fantastic - he and Scott Parker have been outstanding together.

"I love Luka, I love the way he plays his football and he's an absolutely top-class fella. I thought defensively we were very strong as well and Kaboul was looking the player I thought he could be."

Redknapp is eager for Croatian Modric, who sought a move to Chelsea in the summer, to sign a new contract at White Hart Lane.

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"I'm sure the chairman will do a new deal and look after him. Hopefully that will happen," he said. "You've got to look after him, he's a top, top player. If he's worth £40m, then he must be worth decent wages.

"He has to be on good money because he's a fantastic player."

Meanwhile, Villa have now won only once in their last five Premier League matches.

"We started well in both halves - we went right at Spurs and had a couple of chances," said boss Alex McLeish.

"But we didn't retain the ball well enough, we didn't pass it well enough and the goals we lost were calamitous. We've got to defend better than that.

"They [Spurs] were different class. They've got great players - their speed, their athleticism. With that 11, they can be a match for anyone."