Redknapp: Sandro was a real monster against Blackburn

The defensive midfielder has come in for criticism in recent weeks as Spurs have wavered in their top-four quest, but he was in dominant mood against a pitiful Rovers side
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has stated that Brazilian midfielder Sandro "looked a real monster" in their 2-0 win over Blackburn on Sunday.

The former Internacional man was in fine form playing alongside Luka Modric at the heart of the Spurs midfield and left the field to a standing ovation in the final minute of the match, with his manager lauding the 23-year-old's performance.

"Sandro was fantastic," Redknapp told the club's official website.

"That first half performance was amazing - power, strength - he was top-class.

"He also hit the crossbar with an absolute worldy of a shot.

"He's had injuries this season, but he was brilliant in midfield. He looked a real monster of a player. That’s good for us."