The midfielder was called back on Tuesday - following the departure back to Charlton of Paul Konchesky - after celebrating netting the winner for the Sky Blues in the derby clash against West Brom on Saturday.
He was out doing a spot of Christmas shopping when the call came to return to the club to prepare for the festive fixtures.
"It did come as a surprise," confessed Johnnie. "I was out getting my last Christmas bits on Tuesday and I got a late afternoon call from Chris Hughton saying that I was in in the morning.
"It was the first I heard of it, I was ready to go back up to Coventry to train.
"I was really enjoying my time up there, but if it means I'm going to have a look in here... I've said all along that I want to play football and will go out on loan, but my ultimate dream is to play first team football for Spurs.
"If the reason behind me coming back is for me to be involved then that is obviously a good thing. The signs are that I am going to be involved in the squad.
Johnnie reports that he is in good nick from his Coventry experience, one that included two last-gasp goals against Crystal Palace and the dramatic winner on Saturday.
"My game is good, although I haven't started every game up there. It is a great buzz to score - if you're coming on for five minutes you can't do anymore than score!
"The game the other day against West Brom was like a local derby and the atmosphere was like a Premiership match. To nick the winner was brilliant, they are quite fierce rivals and especially with West Brom being top of the league."
Johnnie Jackson hopes that his recall from a loan spell at Coventry will signal the realisation of a dream - to play in the Premiership for Tottenham.