O'Hara awaits Harry talks
Jamie O'Hara will hold talks with Harry Redknapp in the summer to decide if he has a future at Tottenham.
Last Updated: 12/05/10 3:48pm
Jamie O'Hara has revealed he will hold talks with Harry Redknapp in the summer to decide if he has a future at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Spurs midfielder has spent the season on loan at Portsmouth and has proved a popular figure at Fratton Park with both the players and the fans after clinching a clean sweep of the club's player of the season awards.
O'Hara, who is hoping to play through the pain barrier with injections into a stress fracture in his back to be able to feature in the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday, insists he has no intention of warming the White Hart Lane bench next season.
"Once I go back to Spurs, I will be sitting down with the manager and seeing what he wants to do with me next year, whether he wants to offload me to somewhere else or if he wants to keep me," said O'Hara, who has come up through Tottenham's youth ranks.
"I have tasted first team football now and have played a lot of games. I would not want to go back to sitting on the bench and playing one match in six.
"There are already five or six great central midfield players at Spurs, and the manager may bring some more in during the summer.
"Spurs have done fantastic this year, so it is going to be difficult for me to get in the team. I will just have to sit down with the manager and see what he wants to do."
O'Hara, who will need around two months' rest to help heal his back injury before returning to action at the start of next season, added: "Being at Portsmouth has matured me as a player, being consistent every game is something I have learned more this year.
"You can't just come in and have one game in six if you want to play in the Premier League week in and week out, you have to put in performances in every game if you want to play at the top level.
"I have come to Portsmouth and had a great season personally, so hopefully now this can be a stepping stone to go on to better things."