Jordan hails in-form Bale
Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan echoed the recent praise for Gareth Bale after he destroyed Blackburn.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 15/11/10 8:54am
Tottenham assistant coach Joe Jordan echoed the recent praise for Gareth Bale after the midfielder destroyed Blackburn with two goals.
Bale was again in inspired form as the tricky winger also produced an inch-perfect delivery for Roman Pavlyuchenko to head in, capping off another superb solo performance from the Wales international in the 4-2 victory.
Striker Peter Crouch got on the scoresheet for the first time in the Barclays Premier League this season as Tottenham recorded their first victory in five domestic games.
Blackburn threatened to make a game of it late on when David Dunn's goalbound shot was deflected in by Ryan Nelsen and Gael Givet added a second in the final minute.
But overall Jordan, standing in for an under-the-weather Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, hailed Bale's overall play as well as Crouch for instinctively netting his first of the season.
"At the moment Bale is a provider and he is also scoring goals," he said.
"He is so positive going forward but he also does a shift when we have not got the ball. He has got the energy to do that.
"I think Crouchy deserved it (the goal). He has scored his goals abroad this season. But to get it in the manner he did, typifies his game. He followed it up and pounced. It was a terrific goal."
In a classy performance at White Hart Lane, Jordan said the team played "exceptionally well".
"Some of the football we played in the first half, the openings and opportunities we created, were terrific, especially against a team who did well against Newcastle in midweek," he said.
"I though we played exceptionally well and should have been further ahead in the first half.
"Harry is a very positive guy. He wants to play on the front foot. We picked the team to win the game.
"We are disappointed we conceded two goals. But if you do drop your concentration level that is what will happen. At 4-0 up I thought we failed to pick-up the second balls.
"I don't think it should take anything away from the result and the football we played. The way we played the game was fantastic. We played some great football."