Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Redknapp admires City squad

Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp hailed Manchester City as having the best squad in Europe before claiming that Roberto Mancini's men will challenge Barcelona all the way for the Champions League this year.

City's trophy cabinet is nowhere near as big as Barca's, but the Lancashire club have designs on one day emulating the success of the Spanish side, and have spent hundreds of millions of pounds over the last three years to help them realise this aim.

Ahead of City's visit to White Hart Lane on Sunday, the Spurs boss said: "They will be challenging for the Champions League. They will eventually be challenging for everything because they have the resources to keep bringing in the best players in the world."

He added: "Eventually if the owner stays with the club, which I'm sure he will, they will win the Premier League.

"It's a club everyone wants to be at now. It's scary."

Spurs beat City to fourth place two years ago, but Redknapp admits the gap has since widened between the two sides and has predicted a hard time for his men in Sunday's clash.

"They are looking strong. I would say that they have probably got as strong a squad as any team in the world," the 64-year-old said.

"They don't have Messi but man for man, they certainly have a stronger squad than Barcelona. They have two men in every position who are top-class players.

"You look at that forward line now and they have (Sergio) Aguero, (Carlos) Tevez, Edin Dzeko, (David) Silva - it's amazing.

"That's an unbelievable goalscoring forward line that could absolutely whip anybody on their day, or on their off day. They will be difficult to contain."

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