Just what is going on at White Hart Lane? Two weeks ago, Tottenham had lost 2-0 to Udinese, following on from defeats against Hull City and Stoke City (not the only North London club to suffer that misfortune!). Now, confidence appears to be sky high – the supporters must be pinching themselves!
Daniel Levy certainly appears to have been justified in his decision to get shot of Juande Ramos, with Harry Redknapp working a minor miracle with Spurs since his arrival less than two weeks ago. The Guardian reports that the new manager had special praise for a couple of his players after the team’s fantastic 4-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb, and claims confidence is the key moving forward.
“Bent has a great attitude – he wants to do well and is always willing to work on his game,” said Redknapp. “Nine goals is a terrific return so far and, with [Roman] Pavlyuchenko [who was cup-tied last night] having scored against Liverpool and young Fraizer Campbell impressing when he came on tonight, we had fierce competition for places.
“Modric is such a fantastic player, you really need to play him,” said Redknapp. “When I came here people were saying Modric isn’t strong enough to play in England, but he’s not a weakling. He’s a lot stronger than I’d realised and also he has a big heart. He’s been excellent for us and we’ve got to believe in giving him the ball in tight areas because he can receive it there. He’s got that great ability to always know what’s going on.”
Tottenham fans, are you now excited about the rest of the season after events of the past fortnight? Although the team continue to sit bottom of the Premier League, if they continue to play as they did on Thursday night, the only way is surely up for Harry Redknapp’s blue and white army!