Redknapp proud of Spurs ethos
TOTTENHAM manager Harry Redknapp has spoken of his pride at building a title-chasing team without matching Manchester City's spending.
Spurs have flourished under Redknapp's leadership and are now level with Manchester United and three behind table-topping City after 20 matches.
Their side has been put together for a fraction of the money lavished on Roberto Mancini's squad by the club's mega-rich owners -- a fact clearly not lost on Redknapp. "City are where they are because of Sheikh Mansour and Chelsea thanks to Roman Abramovich," he said. "We have not done it that way and it makes me proud. You don't have to go out and spend fortunes to find good players.
"Spurs are not third in the Premier League because someone has slapped a bundle of money on my desk.
"City can pay players £200,000 a week, it's unbelievable. The people running Spurs have invested wisely.
"Some of the players we brought in raised eyebrows, like Younes Kaboul, but he's made excellent progress. Hopefully it is coming together now."
Meanwhile, Redknapp has backed academy product Jake Livermore to play a big role in Spurs title tilt.
The 22-year-old shone in Wednesday's Premier League win over Everton and looks set to retain his place for tomorrow's visit of Wolves after winning plaudits from his manager.
"You couldn't get a better lad than Jake," said Redknapp. "If you had a club full of people like that you'd have a great club."