Defoe: Sherwood is the right man for Tottenham

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Dom Le Roy

Jermain Defoe has spoken of his support for under-fire Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood.

The former Spurs striker who recently joined MLS outfit FC Toronto believes that Sherwood must be given time to make his impact at the club.

Defoe gave a slight insight in the fact that training under Sherwood was of a higher intensity than it was under Andre Villas-Boas and has backed the former midfielder as the man to take the club forward.

Defoe told Sky Sports: He said: “Tim has made improvements since he came in. The training has gone up a notch and is sharper.

“Andre Villas-Boas was good but we were not scoring many goals. Tim came in, and in the first few games, you could see the difference in how we were playing.

“We were creating a lot more chances and were very direct. We were playing the Tottenham way. Tim is a nice man and he really wants to do well but it’s going to take time.”

He added: “You could see in his eyes in his TV interview after the Chelsea game how much it means to him.

“Tim’s been there and done it and he knows his football. It’s important to have someone like that at your club.

“I think he is the right man for the job.”

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