White Hart Lane boss praises midfielder.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes Scott Parker’s display in the win over Queens Park Rangers was reminiscent of former Spurs great Dave Mackay.
Two goals from Gareth Bale helped Spurs to victory but Redknapp reserved his greatest praise for the midfielder, 31.
“Parker was just amazing, I haven’t seen many displays like that,” he said.
“You hate to mention anyone in the same breath as Dave Mackay, who was one of finest players at this club, but it was right up there with the best.”
Redknapp added: “Dave would have been proud of that performance. He won every tackle, he broke things up, his all round play was top class. He’s made a big difference.”
Former Spurs midfielder Mackay, 76, was a talismanic presence at the north London club for nine years, and part of the team that won the league and FA Cup double in 1961.
Parker joined Spurs from West Ham in pre-season for about £5m and since he made his debut against Wolves on 10 September, Redknapp’s side have gone on a seven-match unbeaten run in the Premier League – including six wins – that has lifted them to fifth in the table.
Redknapp continued: “I said to the chairman during the summer the one player I wanted was Scott Parker.
“Forget looking for £20m players or anything else, Scott Parker is what we need at this football club. He’ll make a difference to this club and this team and that’s what he has done.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Scott Parker has pretty much continued where he left off last term since his move to Tottenham over the summer. The former West Ham man was inspirational despite the Hammers being relegated and the midfielder has been immense for his new North London club this season.
The England international has barely put a foot wrong and his tough tackling all action displays have endeared him to his new fans and have gone a long way to pushing the 31 year old into Fabio Capello’s reckoning when it comes to possible starting elevens for the Euro 2012 finals.
A number of club’s were said to be keen on the former Charlton, Chelsea and Newcastle United man but Redknapp won the race and picked up a real bargain when he paid just £5.5m for the tenacious performer.