Pressure is on Manchester City - Harry Redknapp

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Redknapp pleased with clean sheet

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said the pressure was on Manchester City after his side moved to within three points of the Premier League leaders.

On Wednesday, Spurs beat Everton 2-0 to draw level on points with second-placed Manchester United.

"The pressure is on Man City [because of] their squad and the money they have been able to spend," said Redknapp.

"They are expected to be there and win. We are just hanging in there at the moment and playing well."

When asked whether his team could win the title, Redknapp said: "Who knows? Nothing's impossible."

Redknapp added that the run of one loss in 18 games that followed two heavy defeats at the start of the season has injected a real sense of belief in the squad.

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"I wasn't there but someone said William Gallas came in the other day and said to everyone: 'Listen, we have a chance here'.

"You have to keep believing and apart from that I enjoy the way we play. If you don't enjoy the way we play, then you shouldn't be watching football.

"We don't put pressure on the players [but] we are playing well, playing with smiles on our faces."

Victory in the rearranged game, which was postponed because of the London riots in August, was relatively comfortable as Spurs made it 14 wins in 20 league games.

And they could have scored more goals, such was the high standard of their attacking football at times.

The real test will come when Spurs travel to Manchester City on 22 January, but Redknapp believes they are well and truly over the problems they suffered at the start of the season when they were beaten 5-1 by Roberto Mancini's team.

"We had a bad start to the season, but to be perfectly honest, the scorelines surprised me but the bad start in the first couple of games didn't," Redknapp told BBC Sport.

"I've been around football clubs long enough to know when there's a good feeling or a bad feeling.

"We had bad pre-season, we had problems off the pitch with Luka Modric and injuries in midfield and we started the season really with young Jake Livermore playing in the middle of the park with Niko Kranjcar, who is a fantastic footballer, but plays off the left and I had no central midfield players.

"Then we bring in Scott Parker, who I'd been chasing for months, and Emmaunel Adebayor arrives and Luka gets sorted out and suddenly we look a different team and we've not looked back since then.

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