Spurs enjoyed a comfortable enough win over Cheltenham in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday and manager Harry Redknapp was quick to praise many members of the side. While Aaron Lennon and Michael Dawson returned from injury, Niko Kranjcar impressed in a rare start and Jake Livermore also caught the boss’s eye as he filled in at right back.
“It was great to have Michael back, he’s a fantastic professional. Aaron was back as well and there were a few lads that needed to get a game.
“Jake Livermore slotted in at right-back, he’s never played there before and he did a great job. He always does, wherever you ask him to play.
“The two midfielders Pienaar and Kranjcar were outstanding. Niko was class and he’s a fantastic footballer. They kept the ball and moved the ball around great for us.”
Spurs fielded an attacking line up and were rewarded with goals from Jermain Defoe, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Gio Dos Dantos.
“We scored some good goals and I thought we played some good stuff,” Harry concluded.
The win sees Spurs progress into the fourth round where an away tie with Watford awaits.