Harry Redknapp proud of Tottenham despite Champions League uncertainty

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp hailed his side finishing fourth despite not knowing if it will be enough to get into the Champions League.

Tottenham will have to drop into the Europa League if Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on 19 May to take their place.

"All you can do is do your job," he said after a 2-0 win over Fulham.

"At the start of the year Champions League football, fourth position, I couldn't have asked for more."

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  • Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has guided the White Hart Lane club to fourth in the Premier League for the second time in three seasons

Spurs were considered title contenders at one stage this season before a dip in form resulted in them ending the season a point behind third-placed north London rivals Arsenal by a point.

"I look at the league and I'm not silly - you think Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, who have spent a fortune," added Redknapp.

"If we could have got in there we would have been delighted and that is how I am about it all, we have finished fourth and I couldn't be more pleased."

Tottenham did move into third during the afternoon when Arsenal were drawing and being beaten at West Brom but missed out as the Gunners won 3-2.

"I could hear the crowd cheer [when West Brom took the lead against Arsenal] but I was only concerned with us winning," said Redknapp after goals from Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe gave his side victory against the Cottagers.

"All that mattered was that we won the game because if we didn't win, Newcastle could have won at Everton and we'd have been fifth. It was just important we won the game and that was the only concern I had."

Redknapp also led Spurs to fourth place in 2009/2010 but knows the challenge to match that achievement will only get tougher.

"When we finished fourth [in 2010] Man City were just arriving," said the Spurs boss. "It is going to be even more difficult next year.

"Man United and Man City are not going to be out of the top four: that's impossible. So you are looking for two places. Chelsea, I don't think Mr Abramovich will stand for them finishing outside the top four again.

"So suddenly there is Arsenal, us, Liverpool, Newcastle all scrapping and who knows a Russian could come along and buy someone like Wigan and then they will be pushing for the league - that's how it works isn't it?"