Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has spoken of his happiness at the performances of his players in the international break, reserving special praise for White Hart Lane’s Croatian contingent.

 

Tottenham had a large portion of their first team on international duty, and Redknapp was keeping a close eye on them as he prepares to return to the bench for the first time after a heart operation this Monday.

 

The former Portsmouth and West Ham manager was hopeful for more of his charges being called up for next summer’s showpiece event in Poland and Ukraine.

 

Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka were instrumental as Croatia saw off Turkey 3-0 on aggregate to secure their berth at Euro 2012, although the defender missed the second-leg through suspension.

 

Redknapp also marked out his two England internationals, Scott Parker and Kyle Walker, for special praise after the two Wembley victories, with Waker making his debut for the Three Lions.

 

He said: "I was delighted to see Croatia qualify for the European Championships

 

"It is great for the lads, they deserved that and it will be another three players for Tottenham fans to watch in the Euro finals next year.

 

"Hopefully Younes can get in the French team and then we have got the English boys and Pav playing for Russia, so it will be a good summer."

 

Redknapp added: "Scott was great against Spain. It was a difficult game but we hung in there and took our chance when it came. Scott was massive in front of the back four.

 

"It was great to see Kyle make his debut and do so well. Hopefully he has got a big international future in front of him."

 

Emmanuel Adebayor also made a successful return to the Togo national team, his first appearance since the team bus was attacked by machine gun wielding Angolan rebels in 2010.

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