Redknapp: Parker is 'top class'

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Harry Redknapp reserved special praise for Scott Parker after his man of the match performance against QPR yesterday (Sunday).

The England international midfielder has been impressive at White Hart Lane since a £5 million summer move from West Ham United, becoming a mainstay of the Spurs side despite the rise of Brazilian Sandro last season.

His all-round display especially caught the eye in the 3-1 win against Neil Warnock's side, and Redknapp was happy to compare the player with club legend Dave Mackay post-match.

"Parker was just amazing, I haven't seen many displays like that. You hate to mention anyone in the same breath as Dave Mackay, who was one of finest players at this club, but it was right up there with the best," said the Tottenham Hotspur boss.

"Dave would have been proud of that performance. He won every tackle, he broke things up, his all round play was top class. He's made a big difference.

"People don't understand that it is not always about £25-30 million superstars. Sometimes it is about having good characters and people in your club. Parker is a proper old-school player who loves playing."

Gareth Bale was quick to join the plaudits for Parker, who did the hard-work in midfield to allow the Welsh winger an opportunity to score his brace in the win.

Bale opened the scoring before Rafael Van der Vaart made it 2-0 before half-time, and whilst Jay Bothroyd gave the Hoops hope, it was Bale's sweet finish from 18 yards which wrapped up the victory.

"Scott has been great for us since he signed. He has a massive job in the team and he does it better than anyone."

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