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Jamie is Opta Player of Month

Posted on 31 October 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Jamie Redknapp has been named as Opta Index's statistical Player of the Month at Spurs.

The midfielder has impressed in starting 10 of our 12 fixtures so far this season and was in fine form again against his former club Liverpool at the weekend.

Here are Opta's findings...

Jamie Redknapp made an immediate impression in his first few matches for Spurs, helping them to the top of the table with some vital contributions such as his winning goal against Aston Villa.

Pleasingly, the former Liverpool man has kept up his early season form and has done enough in October to be named Opta's Spurs player of the month.

In his side's three Premiership fixtures in that period, Redknapp distributed a total of 158 passes - more than any of his team-mates - and also weighed in with 12 tackles, a total only Steffen Freund could better in the Spurs camp.

He also managed to get on the scoresheet at Blackburn with the winning goal late on that secured Spurs their second away win of the 2002-03 Premiership campaign.

His most influential performance of the month came at in the home fixture with Bolton, which Spurs won by three goals to one.

The 29-year-old had one attempt at goal, off target, laid off a total of 79 passes and crosses, 86% of which were successful and tried to win the ball back whenever possible by sliding in to eight challenges, seven of which were successfully executed.

With Arsenal currently on a losing streak and Manchester United failing to play as well as in previous seasons, Spurs must feel that they have a real chance of maintaining their fine start to the season.

To do so however, they will need Redknapp to keep up the form he has shown in a Spurs shirt in his first 10 appearances for the White Hart Lane club as the season progresses.

And here are the stats...

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Minutes played269
Goal Attempts
Shots on target3
Shots off target2
Blocked shots0
Goal assists0
Pass completion %85%
Cross completion %54%
Dribble completion %29%
Tackles won %83%
Yellow cards1
Red cards0