Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says the players deserve full credit for their stunning form this season.

The man whose man-management skills have made him the red-hot favourite for the England job has laid the praise firmly at the feet of his talented squad.

Redknapp, whose men travel to Norwich today, insisted: "I think it is good players.

"They are good lads and good characters. It is knowing who can do what for you and getting the best out of them. That is the key, really.

"But first and foremost, it is no coincidence that the top teams are the ones with the best players.

"At the start of the year, if you sent Sir Alex Ferguson to Wigan, they are not going to win the league. He will be doing well if he kept them up. Players are what they are - and you need good ones."