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Lennon must work on final ball - Redknapp

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has warned winger Aaron Lennon he needs to perfect the art of crossing if he is to fulfil his rich potential.

The 21-year-old midfielder's form has been a key factor in Spurs' recent resurgence, with his double against Middlesbrough in midweek helping to secure a vital 4-0 Barclays Premier League victory.

Redknapp said: "If Aaron has got one fault, it's his final ball. He's a real threat, the little lad."

He added: "He's got that ability and that pace to go at defenders. He's a fantastic talent, but he does need to improve his final ball.

"Sometimes he hits balls across the face of goal, they look great balls but they have got too much pace on them for anyone to deal with.

"In the first half, he had one - Darren Bent tried to head one that came in like a rocket.

"He had a great position when he broke away and we had three or four arriving in the box, and he only had to pick somebody out at the back post, but he hit a low ball in.

"Sometimes, he has just got to lay the ball in and put it in that space and let people arrive on to it, whereas people are looking to arrive and the ball is zipping past them before they have got a chance to get anywhere near it.

"He's got to just get that little bit of feel on his final ball."

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