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Harry's final thoughts

Posted on 23 May 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp offers his final thoughts on a campaign that took in destinations from Bern to Milan to Madrid and concluded back at the Lane on Sunday where victory was sealed with the final kick of the game to ensure a fifth place finish in the Premier League and our entry into next season’s Europa League.

Harry's final thoughts

Harry Redknapp offers his final thoughts on a campaign that took in destinations from Bern to Milan to Madrid and concluded back at the Lane on Sunday where victory was sealed with the final kick of the game to ensure a fifth place finish in the Premier League and our entry into next season’s Europa League.

“It has been a real joy to be involved with this team throughout the campaign. The whole season has been enjoyable. It has been a fantastic year and as good as any I have had. For me, it has been even more successful than last year.

“We couldn’t quite make the top four again, however, to have played in the Champions League and got the results that we did to make the last eight in our first-ever year in the competition was an amazing achievement and to finish fifth in the Premier League, the lads have done so well, they have been fantastic.

“There are so many great games and great nights to look back on - coming back from 3-0 down against Young Boys when it looked like we were going out in the qualifying stage of the Champions League, winning in Milan and coming away from Anfield with a rare three points.

“Beating the European champions Inter Milan at the Lane was a special night. We really ripped them to pieces, it was a great performance as was going to the Emirates and winning there for the first time, which was a big day for the fans. The 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture was also a fantastic game.

“You only had to be at White Hart Lane this season to see what it has meant to the fans. I have to give credit to the supporters for the fantastic atmosphere they have generated not just at home but on our travels both in the Premier League and abroad. They have got behind the team and we have given them something to be proud of.

“It has been a season of great football and I have enjoyed the way we have played. We have played some fantastic stuff.

“We obviously had a dodgy little run late on where we were drawing too many games all of a sudden but we will come back next year and give it another go.

“This is a great club, the players that we want to keep are on long contracts and we will look to strengthen further in the summer in order to push on.”