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Redknapp insists Spurs have a shot at title

HARRY REDKNAPP thinks Tottenham will win the Premier League this season if they maintain their excellent recent form.

Spurs moved in to third, nine points behind leaders Manchester City, last night with a comfortable 2-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane.

The victory, which came courtesy of a first-half double from Emmanuel Adebayor, means Redknapp's team have now dropped just two points from their past nine games -- a feat which seemed highly unlikely when they suffered heavy defeats by Manchester United and neighbours City at the start of the campaign.

Tottenham finished fifth last year after running out of steam half way through the season, but Redknapp insists his team will challenge for the title if they keep playing the way they are at the moment.

"The title is a possibility. It's not impossible," Redknapp said.

"When I came here I said I wanted to get in the Champions League. It's not impossible for anyone.

"If you keep winning matches and believe in yourself you'll do it. Last season Man Utd won it because everyone fell over.

"If we keep up the form we're in at the moment we'll win the league, but that will be very hard."

Adebayor's scissor kick put Spurs ahead after 14 minutes before the Togo striker added a second just before half-time after a mix-up between James Collins and Shay Given.

Tottenham are keen for Luka Modric to put pen to paper on a new contract following his public courting by Chelsea this summer.

"I'm sure the chairman will do a new deal and look after him. Hopefully that will happen," Redknapp said.