Spurs' revival under Harry Redknapp continued last night with a 4-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Uefa Cup. Darren Bent scored a hat-trick bringing his goals tally for the season to nine.
Starved of opportunities last year due to the form of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov, Bent's confidence reached its nadir under Juande Ramos. But the former Charlton player now has the chance to establish a place for himself in the Spurs' starting line-up and maybe even the England squad.
Luka Modric was facing his former club last night and the Croatian was instrumental in setting up Bent's goals. Redknapp has dismissed the opinion that Modric is too small for the Premier League, claiming that he has the physical strength to match his skill. What a difference a couple of weeks and a new manager have made around N17.