Redknapp focused on turnaround
Harry Redknapp foresees a selection headache for Fabio Capello as he aims to bring out the best in his Spurs players.
Last Updated: 29/10/08 4:17pm
Harry Redknapp insists he is no longer interested in becoming England manager but that he aims to make the selection process for Fabio Capello much more difficult.
After a torrid start to the season the majority of Spurs players previously featuring under Capello were dropped from the National team.
The likes of David Bentley, Jonathan Woodgate and Aaron Lennon all fell out of favour with the England boss after poor performances at club level.
After Redknapp helped Spurs secure there first league win against Bolton last week, he is adamant that the club and the players will be back to their usual form in no time.
"I'm just here now," Redknapp said. "England have a got a fantastic manager anyway in Capello whose record speaks for itself and they are looking in good shape which is great for us all.
"I have a big job on my hands at Tottenham and it is a big job, a great job.
Redknapp added: "If you look at David Bentley, four months ago he was David Beckham's successor.
"Now he's had a little dicky spell and found himself out of the England team. We know what a player he is and we've got to get him playing like he was at Blackburn.
"We've got to do the same with some of the others. (Jermaine) Jenas is an international player. We've got to get them back to what they should be."
Redknapp hopes to employ similar tactics to those of former Spurs boss Martin Jol who preferred to use talent from within the ranks.
"If you can produce your own players it's fantastic," said Redknapp. "But finding them is a different matter.
"In the short term when you are at the bottom of the league you can't really be thinking too much about two or three years down the line.
"Long term the goal is to get Tottenham up there challenging for a top four position but the first goal is to make sure we stay in the Premier League."