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Lennon's vision excites Jol

23 Aug 2006 - 10:15:11

Martin Jol heaped praise on Aaron Lennon after Tottenham secured their first points of the season with a 2-0 home win against Sheffield United on Tuesday.

Goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Jermaine Jenas inside the first 17 minutes clinched the victory, while England winger Lennon ran the United defence ragged.

Jol said: "It's about control with Aaron because normally if you are a quick player you lack a bit of vision.

"But he shows me every day in training that he has vision as well as speed.

"He is one of the best wing players I have seen in the last ten years. He is different.

"Aaron will improve and it is only a matter of experience with him, he is only 19."

The Dutchman was also pleased that £10.9million summer signing Berbatov showed signs of getting to grips with English football, after he was a peripheral figure on his debut in last weekend's 2-0 loss at Bolton Wanderers.

Jol added: "English football is different and he (Berbatov) realised that against Bolton.

"I think he showed his class. We gave him a lot of support. You can't ask for more than that.

"After a defeat like we had a Bolton maybe confidence was not 100 per cent but they didn't show that. We wanted to play a high tempo and put them under pressure and that's what we did."


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