Source: Evening Standard
I am a Tottenham player - but I am not English so I hope England fans can forgive me when I say that I would like Harry Redknapp to stay at Spurs. It may sound selfish but Harry has been very good for me so it is natural that I don't want him to go.
If the Football Association want him to be England manager he will have a very tough decision to make -and no matter what he decides, some will be happy and others will be sad. All I know is that he is our gaffer at the moment and we are enjoying it.
I have broken my all-time record by scoring two goals in one season. Prior to that I had scored two goals, full stop! I must say they were both beautiful goals and I could have happily retired with those. But Emmanuel Adebayor wanted to make goals for everyone against Newcastle on Saturday and I was happy to accept mine.
When I think about it now, I wonder what I was doing so far up the pitch in the fourth minute but that is what Harry has got us doing. That is what makes him so special.
He encourages us to play football and to express ourselves. He even lets me play with my afro, although I must confess that is more down to my laziness and unwillingness to go out in the cold to get my hair done.
This weekend sees a return to FA Cup action and I know the gaffer has demanded that we take it seriously. Being knocked out of Europe could have been a bit of luck - some of the teams left in it will have been distracted by European competitions - and it has allowed us to rest longer.
During our break, I didn't even let Valentine's Day disrupt my love affair with my TV! The FA Cup is famous because it is never about how big the club is or the team sheet. If we don't take Stevenage seriously, they will hurt us. Somebody told me that they beat Newcastle quite recently so we cannot take them lightly.
The FA Cup has a way of reminding you of how important luck can be in football - or is it destiny?
Speaking of destiny, that reminds me of the Africa Cup of Nations. Congratulations to the Zambians! Even though I felt sorry for Didier Drogba, Yaya and Kolo Toure, Gervinho and my former clubmate Didier Zokora of the Ivory Coast, it kind of felt like they lost to a very deserving team.
There seemed to be something of destiny about the Zambian win. They had no stars or at least none that I knew, but they characterised exactly what the game should be, a team sport. They played well together, with skill and heart.
They looked like one, tight and effective team. When you think that 18 members of their team were killed in a plane crash off the coast of Gabon in 1993, you cannot help but think they were destined winners.
I must also say, watching the tournament on TV made me proud too. It was a good show of Africa. It has its challenges but it is a wonderful continent with wonderful people.
It was great to see the stadia, the fans (when they were there), the quality and style of football. Dancing, plenty of colours, lots of singing and prayers . . . (especially during the penalty kicks). It really looked like the co-hosts had made an effort to show the Africa that I love. It was nice to see and it left me feeling sad that Cameroon had not qualified . . . but that is another story.
Speaking of sadness, I hope my teammate Tom Huddlestone comes back from injury soon. He is a cool guy and a good player.