Harry Redknapp has praised Andros Townsend after his performance against Charlton in the FA Cup third round.
The youngster marked his first competitive appearance for Spurs with a goal, angling a fine strike from 25 yards into the bottom corner.
The goal sparked Spurs into life after a goalless first-half, with Jermain Defoe bagging a brace quickly afterwards to set up a fourth round tie at Fulham.
Townsend impressed throughout the match, as he tormented his full-back repeatedly with some quick feet, silky skills and a good working relationship with Vedran Corluka.
Speaking to the Officially Spurs website, Harry said, “Young Andros had a fantastic debut. He’s got a good chance, we like him.
“He’s got a good attitude and he’s a smashing kid. He works hard and wants to be a player. He comes in on his days off and trains, he wants to improve.
“He’s come through the youth team and he’s done okay wherever he’s been on loan. I’ve been delighted with him.”
Redknapp also talked up Luka Modric, after the Croatian’s second half display proved key for Spurs in breaking down their League One opponents.
“The first half wasn’t easy for us.
“Charlton worked hard, we huffed and puffed a bit, but Luka came on at half-time and gave us a bit of guile in there and we started to open them up in the second half.
“Luka got on the ball and started making people play.
“He started playing in those dangerous little area and we really caused them problems in the second half.
“What a player he is. I brought him on at half-time, I didn’t want to wait 15 minutes into the second half and it’s still 0-0 and suddenly you’re in trouble.
“He turned the game around in the second half straight away.”
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