Redknapp delighted with Spurs return

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has expressed his delight at being back on the touchline for Spurs' 2-0 win over Aston Villa at White Hart Lane on Monday.

Redknapp was absent for Tottenham's game against Fulham as well as their UEFA Europa League tie against Rubin Kazan in Russia after undergoing a minor operation to clear blocked arteries, but was given the perfect remedy for his ailments with an emphatic Spurs victory over a lacklustre Aston Villa that took the north London outfit up to third place in the Barclays Premier League.

Two first half efforts from Emmanuel Adebayor was enough to hand Spurs a convincing win at White Hart Lane, and Redknapp was thrilled with the manner of his side's victory.

"I enjoyed the way we played tonight, I think the fans enjoyed it as well - they've seen lots of great teams over the years and they're enjoying the way this team's playing," Redknapp told Sky Sports.

"It's great to be back tonight - I wouldn't want to watch it at home again, that was nerve-wracking."

The win meant Spurs have now picked up 25 points from a possible 27 on offer since their 5-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City back in August, with the form of summer signings Scott Parker and Emmanuel Adebayor central to their charge up the league table.

Redknapp believes the sky is the limit this season, although the first priority remains securing Champions League football at White Hart Lane once more.

"It's going to be so close. I think we'll be up there this year to finish as high as we can, so who knows what we can achieve?" he said.

"If we can make the top four again I'll be delighted. Anything above that would be a bonus, but getting in the top four is going to be difficult."

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