Sunday, 17th October 2010

Tottenham Hotspur saw their ball keeping ability praised by manager Harry Redknapp yesterday, after they recorded a 2-1 win away to Fulham. A game that could have been a tricky encounter given Fulham’s strength at Craven Cottage, was made all the easier by a fine performance from Spurs and Aaron Lennon in particular.

"The first 10 minutes was like a keep-ball session for us", said Redknapp to the club’s official site. "We passed it, passed it, passed it and they couldn’t get near us."

With the scores level 1-1 at half time though, Redknapp was disappointed that his side did not use their possession to hurt Fulham more: "I felt coming in at half time, that we didn’t get behind them enough. For all that possession, we played in front of them a lot. We lacked a bit of a cutting edge."

However, Spurs found the crucial winner in the second half, through Tom Huddlestone, and Redknapp was keen to pick out Aaron Lennon for praise.

"I thought Aaron would give us some pace and a threat behind and that’s what he did. He got at people every time he got on the ball and made things happen. That was him back at his best."



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