Sandro inspires Spurs renascence

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Kyle Walker's stunning free-kick in Tottenham's 2-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday may have overshadowed Sandro's performance in midfield. It didn't stay hidden from Harry Redknapp's eyes though, after the Spurs boss pointed out the importance of the Brazilian's role at White Hart Lane.

Sandro could be found in any part of the pitch you could lay eyes on, retrieving balls, tackling and creating goals. The energetic midfielder was substituted in the final minute, and the home fans rewarded his efforts with a standing ovation.

In the first half the South American tortured Blackburn's players, both offensively and defensively. Tottenham's fans were energised by Sandro's driving run past five Blackburn players, but left disappointed when he hit the underside of Paul Robinson's crossbar with a lightning shot from the edge of the box.

"Sandro was fantastic", Redknapp told the club's official website. "That first half performance was amazing - power, strength - he was top class."

Sandro's comeback is a great addition on Spurs' roster, and it came at the right time. With the club currently fourth in the Premier League table, they need to finish the season strongly if they want to maintain that position and play Champions League football next year.

"He's had injuries this season, but he was brilliant in midfield. He looked a real monster of a player. That's good for us," Redknapp added.

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