Redknapp hails new boy Naughton

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp lavished praise upon new signing Kyle Naughton following an impressive performance against West Ham in the Barclays Asia Trophy on Thursday.

The 20-year-old, who joined from Sheffield United last week, started on the right side of midfield and caused numerous problems for the Hammers defence before Jermain Defoe's 75th-minute strike secured victory for Spurs.

"He did very well," he said. "He is a fantastic player and has a great attitude. Hopefully he will be a Tottenham player for many years to come. The midfield was excellent, we controlled play in the middle and that was important."

Redknapp completed the signing of Peter Crouch from Portsmouth at the start of the week and, while impressed with the performance of his players, he confirmed he would like to add further to his squad.

"It was a terrific workout," he said. "We passed the ball great and had lots of chances.

"When you have so many chances if you nick one it might win a game for you and overall we kept the ball great and I was pleased with the way we played.

"Defoe looked so sharp, it was only a matter of time before he took his chance and he had a few other opportunities that he made for himself with tricky pace and movement. I was very pleased with him.

"We have good options and now we have Crouch. We are looking stronger and we need to push on and if I can improve the squad further before the start of the season then I will."

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