Spurs ready for test - boss
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Harry Redknapp says the next few days with games against Stoke and Chelsea will be vital for the club's Champions League ambitions.
The Spurs boss is confident his side can put behind them a traumatic few days and get back to concentrating on football, following the trauma of Fabrice Muamba's on-pitch heart attack last Saturday, as they prepare for a massive week.
Thankfully the Bolton Wanderers ace appears to be recovering from a cardiac arrest that shocked football and is reported to be moving his hands and feet and responding verbally to family members.
The event left everyone in shock with Jermaine Defoe, a friend since childhood the worst affected, as Muamba collapsed before being rushed to hospital on Saturday afternoon.
Redknapp, who himself recently underwent minor heart surgery, is confident his players can put the episode behind them now and concentrate on two massive games.
But he said: "It was traumatic for everyone, but the lads were back in training yesterday morning and we have a big week coming ahead now so we have to go again now.
Speaking at a Gillette Soccer Saturday Roadshow event in Bournemouth he added: "We have Stoke on Wednesday and have Chelsea at the weekend so we have to make sure we are ready for those two games.
"They are so important for us.
"We are trying to get Champions League football and they are two massive games for us that we really need to be ready for and we will be ready."