Leeds are destined for a return to the Premier League "in the next few years", according to Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.
Spurs ended Leeds' giantkilling FA Cup run with a 3-1 fourth-round replay win at Elland Road courtesy of Jermain Defoe's third hat-trick of the season, but Simon Grayson's side had made an impression on a relieved Redknapp.
Redknapp said: "These are difficult games. I've won and lost these games when you are fancied to win.
"We came to Elland Road, probably the first time for some of my players. The atmosphere the fans created was just incredible.
"This is a massive football club. It's really a Premier League club and it needs to get back where it belongs.
"Leeds are a good side and they'll certainly go up this year and I can see them being back in the Premier League in the next few years."