Redknapp praises midfield pairing

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Harry Redknapp has lavished praise on his central midfield duo after Tom Huddlestone and Luka Modric’s performances against Chelsea and Arsenal.

Redknapp pointed out that they were outnumbered in both games as Arsenal and Chelsea lined up in a 4-5-1 formation, giving them both a three man central midfield.

Yet the pair produced fine performances in both games as Spurs recorded back-to-back wins over their closest rivals.

Redknapp told the Spurs official website; “Modric could play in any team in the world in my opinion, he’s a fanastic footballer, top, top class.

“He’s a little guy and people say he can’t play in central midfield, but he’s played there in a two-man central midfield against teams that play with three men in there and he’s been absolutely top drawer.

“Tom Huddlestone was superb in there again as well. We knew we’d be outnumbered again against Chelsea, but Modric, Huddlestone and the two wide men tucking in all did their jobs.

“Before the game I thought Chelsea would get an awful lot of the ball with the likes of Deco and Lampard in there, but we got after them. It was a great performance.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. looks like our midfield is better without palacios… im not a big fan of players that give the ball away for no reason…

  2. Yup. I think we should stick to the same team for the visit to old trafford. They seem to gel together very well and work extra hard. I guess with Palacios there, everyone leaves the dirty work to him.

  3. Wilson Palacios has been a revelation at Spurs and a key player to thank for our current position.

    Playing away to the champions is a different type of game to playing at home.

    So I expect changes but whoever Harry thinks fits the bill should play and I wish them success.

  4. I for one did not think modders will do well in the middle, but he has been brilliant My only worry is when we play more physical teams, the likes of stoke and Birmingham, and teams that park the bus,like wolves and villa, this is where wilson is good.modders is suited to teams that play open football, like Le Arse and Chavs.

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