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Ginola, Cliff on Azza

Posted on 26 November 2009  - 12:00

Two of the club's all-time great wingers have sung the praises of Aaron Lennon.

Ginola, Cliff on Azza

Two of the club's all-time great wingers have sung the praises of Aaron Lennon.

Double-winner Cliff Jones and modern-day fans favourite David Ginola have been impressed with the England international's flying form down the right flank this term.

And while Jermain Defoe rightly grabbed the headlines for his incredible, record-breaking five-goal show in the 9-1 win against Wigan, 'Azza' was also lavished with praise from management, team-mates and pundits alike.

He set the tone when he curled over the perfect cross for Peter Crouch to open the scoring at the Lane and went on to set-up three of the first four goals before scoring the fifth himself.

That was his third goal of the campaign after matchwinning strikes against West Ham and Birmingham.

Cliff, who scored an incredible 159 goals in 378 appearances on the left wing between 1958-68, is at every home game and delighted with Aaron's form.

Now 74, the former Welsh star said: "For me, Aaron is now one of the top players in the Premier League.

"Everyone knows he's got great pace, that ability to go past players and now his final pass has improved - that's been important for him.

"He's also chipping in with the odd goal now and that's just as important for a winger.

"You can see his confidence and when he steps out onto that pitch he knows he can take on any player with the pace he has.

"He's also value for money. When he gets the ball, there is an expectancy there, fans get to their feet and that's always a good sign.

"He's a special player and I'm sure he's going to be a top player for a number of years to come."

David capped his best season in a Spurs shirt with the PFA/Football Writers Award double in 1999.

Back at Spurs Lodge this week to film with Sport Relief, David added: "We talk about players who can deliver and Aaron Lennon is one of those players. What you expect from a player like that is week in, week out, to deliver opportunities to players around him and create for himself as well and he's doing that.

"He's a young lad and he has all the talent to be right at the top.

"I always thought that was the case and now he has to keep on working, make the most out of every training session, the most out of every game and that's all he can do. If you are focused on what you can achieve, no-one can disturb you."