Harry Redknapp’s side are learning how to win games ugly, beating West Brom 1-0 earlier in the week to stay in touch with the Manchester clubs, although there is the possibility that a lack of spending power could derail their title hopes.
Redknapp would dearly love to bolster his squad for the run-in, although with clubs like Chelsea having a bigger transfer budget, the Spurs gaffer concedes that new signings might not be arriving at White Hart Lane.
“It’s difficult trying to beat Chelsea if you’re going for the same player, because their wage structure would be on a different level to ours,” Redknapp said.
“If you’re in for the same player, they’ll blow you out of the water.
“I like Cahill, he’s a good player. But if you make him offer, then Chelsea can give him more. You can’t really compete in terms of making him an offer.
“That’s the problem. You are competing, trying to finish above them, but it’s not easy.”
Redknapp was at Everton during the week creating speculation that Tottenham were about to table a bid for Gary Cahill, although he now appears set to leave Bolton for Stamford Bridge instead.
“Injuries are a problem,” Redknapp added. “Parker, Sandro, and Modric looked great as a three in midfield, but then I suddenly lost my two powerhouse players and it doesn’t quite look the same.”