Parker pleased to make comeback

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Scott Parker expressed his joy at having made his first start for the club this season in their 3-0 win over Coventry City in the FA Cup.

Football News: Scott Parker, Tottenham Hotspur

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The Lilywhites easily secured progress into the fourth round of the FA Cup following their victory over Coventry, with goals from Clint Dempsey (2) and Gareth Bale doing the damage.

Spurs' victory was only made sweeter by the superb performance of Parker, who had only just made his return into the team following a lengthy spell on the sidelines owing to an Achilles injury, in the middle of the pitch.

The former West Ham player, who played 80 minutes against Coventry, admitted that he was overjoyed at having finally returning into the fold of Spurs' first team, but claimed that getting the win over the Sky Blues was more important to him.

"I'm absolutely delighted," Parker told the official Spurs website. 

"The main thing for me on a personal level is that I got through it alright and feel good.

"It was a great result and a fantastic team display, especially in the first half.

"Our main focus all week was how quickly we needed to start the game. 

"We know that if we play at the pace we can play, it's very difficult for teams when they come here.

"We came out of the blocks and moved the ball so quickly, got the three goals and perhaps came off it a little in the second half, but it was a great performance."

Spurs assistant manager Steffen Freund also praised Parker's contribution to the game on Saturday.

"Scott worked so hard, especially in the first 60 minutes," Freund said.

"I'm really proud of him too. We played well, we kept a clean sheet, everything is positive, especially for Scott."

Parker's return will undoubtedly provide a timely boost for Spurs, who will take on cellar dwellers QPR in their next Premier League fixture, as they seek to finish in the top four this season and secure qualification into next season's Champions League.

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