Harry Redknapp has attributed Tottenham Hotspur's impressive start to the season, which has seen them win their last four Barclays Premier League games, to the club's summer signings.
Brad Friedel, Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker all joined during the summer, while the club were able to keep hold of their prized assets, putting themselves in excellent shape to reclaim a Champions League spot.
Apart from proving to be a player of undoubted quality, Adebayor is turning into a lucky charm for Spurs, with the club unbeaten in every game the Togolese striker has featured in.
"Manu is a player with great ability," Redknapp said.
"He’s brought so much to the team. He’s played four games, we’ve won four games and it’s no coincidence, he’s had that impact, and with Scott he’s made a big difference to the team."
Three goals and two assists for Adebayor has seen him slot effortlessly into the Tottenham attack, while Friedel and Parker have added some much needed steel at the back.
"Scott was a big signing," Redknapp added. "I had no doubts about his ability and what he could bring to this football club and he’s been every bit as good as I expected him to be.
"In the next few years I think he will be massive for Tottenham.
"The fans absolutely have taken to him because of the way he plays the game, he’s a great guy to have around the place, he’s a fantastic professional, and he’s top class.
"Brad, again, he’s a fantastic professional, his record of consecutive games in the Barclays Premier League has been amazing.
"He was a big signing for us, but it was difficult because I’ve got two other great goalkeepers here. Gomes is a fantastic goalkeeper and Carlo Cudicini as well.
"So it was a difficult one, but I just thought, I need three goalkeepers and Brad was available and he’s come in to the team and he’s been magnificent.
"Even in the couple of defeats that we had early on, I thought his performances were top class. He’s a top professional and a fantastic guy."
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