Redknapp turns his attention to the crucial week ahead for Tottenham

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp turned his attentions to a huge week at White Hart Lane, after his team had last night virtually assured themselves of a place in the UEFA Cup knockout stages.

Jamie O'Hara's goal at Stadion De Goffert sealed a 1-0 win over NEC Nijmegen to give Spurs six points from three games, considered enough to get out of Group D.

Next for Redknapp is the Barclays Premier League game against Everton on Sunday, followed by a Carling Cup quarter-final against Watford on Wednesday.

Jamie O'Hara scores Tottenham's winner against NEC Nijmegen in the UEFA Cup

Spurs winner: Jamie O'Hara scores Tottenham's winner against NEC Nijmegen in the UEFA Cup

The Spurs boss, with his side 16th in the table, admits European football is not his priority.

'I keep thinking that it's more games,' he said.

'Everyone wants to be in this competition - half of them want to get out of it.

'With three teams going through from five in the group, it's difficult not to qualify. I prefer the knockout over two legs, and this drags it out.

'We want to keep winning. But league points are so important - and we have a massive game at Watford in the Carling Cup as well.'

Harry Redknapp

Pointing the way: Harry Redknapp

Redknapp believes the real Heurelho Gomes will now emerge, after the goalkeeper bounced back from his poor form with a clean sheet against NEC.

Gomes, after a string of blunders, did not concede against Blackburn on Sunday and followed up with another in Holland - where he used to ply his trade with PSV Eindhoven before his summer move.

Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes

Better performance: Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes kept a clean sheet

'He looked very assured, and two clean sheets won't do him any harm,' said Redknapp.

'He took every cross. He's been training well, and I think his confidence is coming back. You see that with goalkeepers.

'I hope he's out of the bad spell, and we'll see what he's really made of.

'Like everything in life, it's about confidence. I think his is coming back.'

O'Hara's goal came in the 14th minute, after Fraizer Campbell had hit the bar; then Gomes was required to save from Moestafa El-Kabir at full stretch to preserve the lead.

Spurs fans complained about heavy-handed Dutch police after the match, following confrontations in the Dutch city.

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