By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Parker missed the first four months of the current Premier League season following surgery on his Achilles and has seen his place in the middle of the pitch usurped by the impressive pairing of Moussa Dembele and Sandro.
Despite Parker's absence, Spurs have been in good form this campaign, picking up 39 points from 21 games to go third in the table and they remain firmly on course to secure qualifications into next season's Champions League.
And although manager Andre Villas-Boas would unlikely want to change a winning team, Parker has expressed his determination to prove his worth to the Portuguese tactician and win back a first-team place in the squad.
"When you're out injured, it's the worst time you can have as a footballer," Parker was quoted as saying by the Sun.
"I didn't expect to be out for as long as I was.
"But I always thought I'd get back to where I need to be and it's about hard work now.
"It's obviously been a while since I have been involved, so the last few weeks have been pleasing, getting back amongst it. It was a bad injury but I never thought I wouldn't come back from it.
"My Achilles is fine now. I just need to get match fit."
Parker also highlighted the need for Spurs to keep focus in their quest for a finish in the top four this season.
"The league is tight," Parker added.
"I think all we need to do is keep worrying about ourselves."
Spurs will take on cellar-dwellers QPR in their next Premier League fixture.