TalkingTHFC returned to the Telegraph this week for the latest #TTFLive with a panel of esteemed football guests. This time, the panel included former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, former Manchester City right-back Danny Mills and Telegraph journalist Jim White.
The panel were questioned for around 40 minutes and discussed recent topics surrounding Raheem Sterling, the Champions League final and of course the end of season awards.
I was able to question Harry Redknapp during the concluding Q&A and was rewarded with a colourful reply.
I asked Redknapp: “Back in the 2011-12 season, you had perhaps one of the most exciting Tottenham team’s we’ve seen for some time. Had you not unfortunately missed out on the Champions League that year, what more do you feel you could have achieved with that side?”
Redknapp spoke at length about the disappointment of missing out due to Chelsea’s Champions League success, mentioning that he was “hardly cheering” for them that night in Munich.
Eager to push the former Spurs boss, I extended my question to “do you think there was a Premier League title down the line with that side?” The 68-year-old simply replied: “of course,” and spoke once again at length about the exciting side he was at the helm of, with the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart playing for him.
Redknapp was truly humbling, and despite a few snide remarks indirectly towards Daniel Levy, it came across that although he is still bitter about the circumstances surrounding his departure, he understands what he built at Spurs could have been truly special.
I’d like to thank the Telegraph for once again allowing me to attend, as well as VirginMedia for holding the event. I look forward to bringing you the full quotes and stories later today on @TalkingTHFC.
Catch up on the other stories to have stemmed from the day on the official Telegraph blog here.