Harry Redknapp talks about the differences between now and when he first joined the club almost a year ago in the popular 'View from the manager' feature in hotspur magazine.
That's the subject of one of the many questions sent in by fans for Harry to answer in the October issue of our official magazine.
And Harry points to midfielder Wilson Palacios as one of the main reasons behind the change from a team struggling at the wrong end of the table this time last year to stabilising, pushing up to eighth last term and now kicking-off with five wins in seven matches at the start of this campaign.
"One or two players have made a difference here," states Harry. "Wilson Palacios has made a massive impact on this club. He gets on with it, he's strong, aggressive and a big player for us.
"Sebastien Bassong has come in alongside the likes of Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Jonathan Woodgate, Robbie Keane's back and he's a buzzy character around the place.
"We've brought a few players in and it has changed the mood. They see the likes of Wilson come in who work and close down and it rubs off on other people. You need players like that."
ASK HARRY - NOVEMBER ISSUE
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HOTSPUR - OCTOBER - OUT NOW
Jermain Defoe headlines the October issue of hotspur and the magazine also features Niko Kranjcar, Tom Huddlestone and Ashes hero Jonathan Trott.
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