10:06AM BST 11 Aug 2011
The Premier League is due to make its decision on Thursday as to whether Saturday's opening round of fixtures will go ahead, with respective police forces advising the clubs.
Despite the rioting and looting in Tottenham last weekend that was the saprk for the waves of violence across the country, Redknapp says he wants to play Saturday's match against Everton.
"Hopefully it will be OK. It is different if all the games are off but there is nothing worse than being left behind at the start of the season," the Spurs manager said.
"We don't want a situation where everyone else has started and we are sat there with no points. A lot depends on what happens overnight. Then we have to make a decision. If it all quietens down, hopefully things can get back to normal.
"It is very difficult. The police are being used all over the place at the moment. It just depends on how it goes from here. Hopefully it will all settle down."