Redknapp confident of survival

Spurs boss hoping to pull clear of trouble

Redknapp: Upbeat

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Harry Redknapp believes Tottenham have the character as well as the quality to climb the Premier League table.

Spurs remain three points adrift of safety despite beating Bolton and salvaging an incredible 4-4 draw against Arsenal in their two games since Redknapp's appointment.

They face unbeaten league leaders Liverpool on Saturday and Redknapp accepts that it will be difficult to maintain the positive momentum.

However, he is in confident mood and feels Tottenham should be able to avoid relegation.

He said: "Beating Bolton was a must last Sunday and it was a great point against Arsenal. It's another tough game against Liverpool but we've got a big chance.

"We've got to get off the bottom and I've seen enough this week to see we have enough there to get us out.

"To come back against Arsenal and pull it out of the fire, it was like a win, the fans felt that, everybody was up, the supporters were up, everybody I spoke to."

Spurs will turn their focus to the Uefa Cup after the game with Liverpool but Redknapp added: "The Premier League is the most important thing for me at this club.

"Anything else is a bonus. We've got to get ourselves out of trouble, then the cup comes around and we look at that."

Gomes support

Redknapp has also given his support once more to goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, who has been criticised for making a number of mistakes this season.

"Gomes has a reputation as world class. He's brave, makes decisions and goes for the ball," said Redknapp.

"He can be a big goalkeeper in the Premier League."

Redknapp admitted he was excited by the news of a proposed new stadium for Tottenham, even though it was unlikely to be completed for six years.

He said: "I hope I'll be here to see it. If I'm doing a good job I'd love to stay long term but it's a results business and if you do get them you'll stay around. You never know."