Jenas salutes Redknapp impact

Midfielder hails manager for boosting confidence

Jenas: Praise for Redknapp

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Jermaine Jenas has paid tribute to Harry Redknapp for lifting spirits at Tottenham.

Tottenham beat Bolton 2-0 last weekend and then staged a dramatic late fightback to hold Arsenal to a 4-4 draw on Wednesday evening.

Spurs remain bottom of the Premier League table and face leaders Liverpool this weekend, but Jenas insists confidence in the camp has rocketed.

The midfielder believes Spurs will now improve considerably and he admits that Redknapp must take much of the credit.

"Harry's knack is his demeanour, the person that he is," Jenas said in the Daily Express.

"Even the players that aren't playing seem to be happy. Harry is happy for his man-management skills.

"We have got a lot of young players who need an arm around them every now and again. Harry is the man for that.

"You can feel the belief coming from Harry while you are on the pitch.

"You can feel the belief coming back in us, knowing that we can get these results now.

"Confidence is changing a lot of players now and we are starting to play."

Bentley delight

David Bentley scored a spectacular opening goal at Emirates Stadium as he sent a looping volley over Manuel Almunia from almost 40 yards out.

And the former Gunner concedes that he was delighted to play his part in such a thrilling encounter.

"It was probably the best night of my life," said Bentley.

"Coach Clive Allen said keeper Manuel Almunia sometimes comes off his line and sometimes right out to the edge of the box.

"That was still in my head as the ball sat up and I caught it perfectly."