Jenas hails Gallas' captaincy

Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas has hailed Harry Redknapp’s decision to appoint William Gallas club captain. The former Arsenal defender led Tottenham to their first away victory over the Gunners for 17 years on Saturday.

Appointing the former Chelsea and Arsenal player could easily have backfired on Redknapp, but the 33-year-old put in a solid performance in Tottenham’s surprise 3-2 win and Jenas backed his manager’s choice of skipper.

‘Absolutely brilliant he [Gallas] was. From start to finish, he was fantastic for us and I was so pleased for him,’ Jenas said. ‘The pressure was on him, everyone was watching him and he got the armband and led by example.’

‘He [Gallas] is fantastic. He led by example and he was a voice in my ear, especially in that second half when the team needed me to sit a little bit more and graft in front of them and try and get around Cesc [Fabregas].’

The former Newcastle midfielder continued: ‘He is a laugh as well. He has come to Spurs and wants to work and win games and he has given us that experience that we probably needed.’

Gallas showed maturity by not celebrating with his team-mates in front of the away fans at the final whistle, but Jenas told reporters that the former French international was ‘over the moon’ following the victory.

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