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Tottenham played like Spurs teams of old at Southampton, says Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp - Jamie Redknapp Posted 22nd December 2013 view comments

Tim Sherwood extracted the essence of Tottenham out of his players in his first Premier League game in charge.

That's the view of Sky Sports pundit and former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp following the Londoners' 3-2 win over Southampton at St Mary's, seven days after they were mauled by Liverpool in Andre Villas-Boas' final match at the helm.

Adebayor made a big impact for Sherwood's Spurs at Southampton, says Jamie

Adebayor made a big impact for Sherwood's Spurs at Southampton, says Jamie

Redknapp says Sherwood orchestrated a brand of football that the Tottenham faithful have become accustomed to - and that Villas-Boas didn't deliver - and reckons the 44-year-old has done his hopes of filling the White Hart Lane hotseat on a permanent basis no harm.

"Sherwood must take a lot of credit for bringing Emmaneul Adebayor back into the fold, going 4-4-2 and giving Spurs fans what they want," said Redknapp, who represented the Lilywhites between 2002 and 2005.

There is a DNA about this club that has stretched back many years and supporters want to see attacking football.

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"There is a DNA about this club that has stretched back many years and supporters want to see attacking football and players in the box - and that hasn't been provided in the last year or so.

"But there were positive signs against Southampton, with all the goals scored after good football and a young player, Nabile Bentaleb, coming on, which will please [chairman]Daniel Levy.

Intent

"It was a really good day for Sherwood; he wants the job but there are lots of other people who want the job and lots of things to be taken into account."

Redknapp's fellow analyst, Glenn Hoddle - who revealed before kick-off that he would be interested in managing Tottenham for a second time - also lauded Sherwood for the attacking philosophy he showed on the South Coast.

And the ex-England and Chelsea boss says Spurs looked far more dangerous in the final third with Adebayor partnering club-record signing Roberto Soldado up top.

"Spurs came out with a lot more intent in the second half than Southampton," said Hoddle, after witnessing Sherwood's charges turn a 1-1 stalemate at the break into a third straight away league win.

"There wasn't free-flowing football but there was some decent play and crosses going in - and the bonus of having two up front was that when Soldado went wide they had another striker in the penalty area.

"There were also offensive midfield players getting in the box."

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