Jamie Redknapp says Tottenham remain in the “box seat” of the Premier League’s top four, ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool, despite Antonio Conte rants.
The ex-Tottenham midfielder thinks Graham Potter’s Chelsea are a long way from top four, you just don’t know Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool from week to next what will you do in a week, As he told Sky Sports Premier League (18/03/23).
It was a highly dramatic Premier League weekend ahead of the international break, starting with Newcastle United’s injury-time victory over Nottingham Forest on Friday night to keep their Champions League hopes alive, and then the following day, with Antonio Conte loses his mind during his press conference.
Tottenham’s 3-3 draw against bottom-placed Southampton despite leading 3-1 led to Conte attacking almost everyone at the club – Michael Owen lashed out Spurs coach’s remarks.
This could prove to be a decisive week for the 2022/23 Premier League season, from late goals in the relegation battle to Arsenal’s eight-point lead at the top of the table.
Conte and his rant will no doubt be the main talking points, with Redknapp still reckoning they are in the driver’s seat of fourth, although those in the Tottenham dugout will soon be headed for the exits.
“Tottenham are still in the top four,” Redknapp said. “It’s nowhere near it (Chelsea). Liverpool, you really can’t measure how they’re going to do.”
It will be interesting to see how those on the Tottenham board react to Conte’s comments and whether they kick him out.
Whatever they decide will have a big impact on the top-four race as Spurs are now under more scrutiny and pressure whether you agree with Conte’s comments or not.
But the biggest problem for the north London side is that fifth-placed Newcastle United are two points behind them with two games in hand, while Liverpool are six points behind and with two games in hand.
What about Brighton? They are seven points behind with three games in hand, while 10th-placed Chelsea are 11 behind and may well be concerned about their qualification for the Euros.
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