Britannia Stadium

Next Game

Stoke v Tottenham

Saturday, 09 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

White Hart Lane

Last Game

Tottenham 0 - 1 Man City

Sunday, 03 May 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Top class Spurs

Jamie Redknapp says the win over Sunderland proved Tottenham are capable of playing the type of football their fans demand.

Last Updated: 08/12/13 at 20:55 Post Comment

Tottenham: best display of the season in second-half, says Redknapp

Tottenham: best display of the season in second-half, says Redknapp

Andre Villas-Boas was criticised following the 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City two weeks ago, but his players responded with a 2-2 draw against Manchester United and away victories at Fulham and the Stadium of Light.

Redknapp, who played for Spurs from 2002-2005, says Tottenham's passing and movement has been too slow at times this season but saw a vast improvement in the second-half on Saturday Night Football.

He said: "On the balance of play I thought the second-half was as good as I've seen Tottenham play for a long time.

"That's what the fans want to see. They want to see chances created and moving the ball as fast as possible. That's exactly what they did in the second-half. It was a classy performance, but there should have been more goals.

"It's been a great week for Tottenham. They are a point better off this season than they were after the same amount of games last season.

"People say there's not a spirit at the club, but you don't come back from behind against Fulham and come back from behind against Sunderland unless you have something about you as a team.

"I think you have to congratulate them for that, especially after that 6-0. Villas-Boas didn't like it at the time, but when you spend £100million and get beat 6-0 you have to accept some stick because the team didn't perform to the level that they can.

"At times the football wasn't at the level that Tottenham fans expect, but today especially in the second-half there were signs of a vast improvement."

Opened

Glenn Hoddle praised the performances of goalscorer Paulinho and Mousa Dembele and says he wants to see both players performing at a higher level on a more consistent basis.

And the former Spurs midfielder and manager insists the team have the ability to overwhelm opponents once they get their noses in front.

Hoddle said: "Once the game opened up in the second-half and got the second goal, that's when Spurs can play at a tempo that you saw them play.

"They outnumbered Sunderland and Sunderland had all the problems then. When a team play against them and leave two up there's a lot of open spaces. Spurs will punish you; they have the ability to do that.

"When a lot of teams play against Spurs they don't play that way. They back up against them and they find it hard to create.

"If Paulinho could finish he'd be on the same amount of goals as Aaron Ramsey. He'd be on eight or nine goals by now because he gets in fantastic positions. He played a bit deeper today.

"They need to get Dembele higher up the pitch where his ability can hurt the other team. He showed that today.

"There's a lot of things they can improve on."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Juventus 2-1 Real Madrid: Carlos Tevez penalty hands Juve first-leg lead

Juventus will take a narrow lead into their Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid after a 2-1 win in Turin.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini says sorry to supporters

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written a letter to fans apologising for recent poor results.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has hip operation in United States

Liverpool's England striker Daniel Sturridge has had an operation on his injured hip.

Mail Box

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

Arsenal Need Three. These Three...

One mailboxer has the realistic answers to Arsenal's summer transfer needs. We also have plenty more on Newcastle fans, handballs, Chelsea selling and Johnny...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company