As interviews go, Harry Redknapp being asked questions about Tottenham by a Russian website is pretty interesting.
The former Spurs manager, who is now an occasional pundit here and there in the world of football, was interviewed by Sport Express ahead of his old team’s clash against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday evening in the Champions League.
Redknapp was the last Tottenham manager to take the London side to the Champions League, and the Russian website were interested to hear his thoughts on this current Spurs side, and compare them to his own back in the day.
He said: “Maybe, but not by much. I had Luka Modric, Rafael Van der Vaart. Gareth Bale could win a game on his own. But now, Spurs don’t have any weaknesses at all. They have a great goalkeeper in Lloris, in defence Alderweireld looks good.
“They have quick full-backs in Rose and Walker, not to mention Kane, Alli, Eriksen, Son Heung-Min. Tottenham are very, very, very strong.”
As for CSKA, Redknapp felt they might have a small chance if they can capitalise on their counter-attacks, as Tottenham will control the match with their passing game.
Although, amusingly enough, he said this without knowing whether the Russian club’s attack was any good, asking the interviewer if their strike force was any good as he had to prepare for a punditry job for the game.
Mid interview: “By the way, I was invited on television as an expert on Tuesday, so I also need your help. Do CSKA have a strong attack?”