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Jake's praise for Scott

Posted on 21 May 2012  - 13:13

Jake Livermore has paid tribute to Scott Parker's influence on both him and the team this season, insisting: "He's made me a better player."

Jake's praise for Scott

Scott enjoyed an outstanding season, reflected in an awards double - voted Player of the Season by One Hotspur Members and our Supporters Clubs.

He was also voted Player of the Month by fans on Xtra, Facebook and Twitter in his first three months at the club, captained England against Holland in February and made it into the PFA's Premier League Team of the Season.

Scott's arrival put more pressure on central midfield places with Luka Modric and Sandro also excelling again, so it's full credit to Jake that he made 38 appearances in all competitions.

“Obviously Scott coming here added competition," reflected Jake. "However, I think it’s made me a better player, staying here, learning from him and playing alongside him.

“He’s taught me all about the timing of closing down, the timing of pressing and when to sit off and get into a shape.

"They’re little things you pick up on, little things that perhaps you can’t put your finger on and explain, but training with him and all the other players as well, day-in day-out, is the best education possible."