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Parker reflects on 'fantastic' season

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Scott Parker's acquisition from West Ham last summer proved to be one of Harry Redknapp's finest transfer market deals, and the Tottenham midfielder feels things could have hardly gone better during his first season at White Hart Lane.

The 31-year-old joined Spurs for a relative snip at £5 million having won the FWA Award for player of the season during West Ham's doomed campaign, and instantly established himself as an integral part of Redknapp's side.

Spurs had been heavily defeated by both Manchester United and Manchester City prior to Parker's arrival but, after he was added to the team, the north Londoners went on an unbeaten run of 11 games.

Such was Parker's growing influence, Redknapp made him captain and several occasions, while the former Chelsea man also went on to skipper England for the first time in February.

Parker is now gearing up to play a prominent role for his country at the European Championships, and it has certainly been a season he will never forget.

"It's gone very well for me personally," Parker told Spurs TV.

"I think when Harry came in and was looking at me, I looked at the team and wondered if I could add something different to it.

"I think I've complemented the team well and at the same time, the players have complemented me. I feel like I've fitted in really well and I'm really pleased with how it's gone.

"When you come to a new club, the one thing you want to do is settle in really well, settle in quickly and hit the ground running. I felt like I did that.

"It's been brilliant. I've had a fantastic season, I've been around some great people and some great players. This is a very good club and as everyone knows, as a kid, I supported Spurs, so it's been fantastic for me."

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