Watch out for Huddlestone
Tottenham Hotspur's Tom Huddlestone makes good football look very easy. He makes hitting a fifty yard pin-point pass look effortless. He can ping a powerful shot from outside the box with supreme ease. The pure skill and ease of his footballing talent reminds me of the play of Matt le Tissier. And as indicated by the fact that he is still an England under 21 international - he has plenty of time on his side to progress and progress.
One thing I couldn't understand at the start of this season was why Huddlestone looked to have been sidelined by Daniel Commoli and Juande Ramos. First, Tottenham signed Luka Modric and therefore looked to have put an unnecessarily expensive block in the way of the progression of Huddlestone. This was followed up by the notable lack of starts for Huddlestone under Ramos.
When I heard about Harry Redknapp's shock arrival at White Hart Lane the number one thing I thought he should do was re-instate Huddlestone to the first eleven. He is such a big talent and has so much ability that I couldn't believe that he should remain behind Modric and Zokoro in the CM pecking order.
Redknapp did this - putting Huddlestone in against Bolton and since then he has played a good part in keeping them unbeaten in six games. Huddlestone gives Tottenham a sizable presence in CM and a central midfielder who has the ability to set a great rhythm to the Tottenham possession and attacking game. He looks to have a good rapport with his teammates and I like his demeanour on the pitch; for me he looks to have a good character which will prevent him fading away like other promising youngsters can.
Huddlestone's goal against Dynamo Zagreb last week was outstanding and a good example of his supreme timing in striking a football. And against Liverpool on Wednesday he played a couple of sublime passes and struck a shot that had me very impressed.
I would like to see Huddlestone succeed. With the great motivator and proven developer of young English talent, Harry Redknapp, now in charge there is hope that his excellent talent will not be allowed to waste. His play and progression will be interesting to watch over the next few weeks and months.