Redknapp praises Townsend and Modric

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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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  1. Yesterday it was Carluka and Townsend play'ing well together.I have always said Lennon is at his best when Carluka is playing right back,just take a look when he replaced the injured Hutton. Very little is mentioned about Carluka other than Harry / Spurs want to sell him………are they MAD ???

    • The trouble is that Corluka can't defend, much like Assou Ekotto. Both are often hopelessly out of position when the opposition are attacking. Stick with Hutton and bring the Kyles back from their loan spells next season.

  2. I like Townsend, watched him in a friendly against Benfica and he is full confidence great technique, fast and can shoot, not quite as fast as Lennon but definately has enough about him to dislodge Lennon who only really seems better at tracking back than Townsend but that will come with time.

    Ince raved about him at MK Dons, and when he left Ipswich I went on there forums and they were all very unhappy he was let go as they felt he was there most exciting player, he scored goals but Keane resorted to using experienced players for the majority.

    Nobody understand Keane, and Connor Wickham our aparent 10mil target cant get a game and hes development has really slowed down.

    So yeh basically Townsend is our 2nd best youngster behind Kyle Walker who looks amazing, my QPR mate said he was there best defender and there best attacker lol

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