AVBs tactics more 'frustrating' than Sherwood's, implies Spurs star

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Tottenham Hotspur full-back has claimed that the one up top strategy was 'frustrating'.

The turnaround in fortunes under Tim Sherwood's guidance compared to erstwhile Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas, combined with the attacking effectiveness of Emmanuel Adebayor returning a goal/assist every 87.25 minutes on average from his last four appearances, should come as no surprise because AVB fielded a solitary striker - Roberto Soldado - whereas Sherwood is utilising a pair of forwards, getting the best out of them in the process.

That is, according to Spurs full back Danny Rose, who, since returning from a fractured foot injury, has featured in three of the last four Tottenham games, all of which have come under Sherwood's stewardship.

According to Sky Sports, Rose said: 'No disrespect to Andre but playing one up front has been a bit frustrating and hard for Soldado at times. It is nice that he has got a bit of help up there with Adebayor. He has been like a new signing. He has scored four goals which is brilliant for us.

'Considering he didn't play a game from pre-season until a few weeks ago, his energy levels have actually been brilliant.'

He added: 'There were no questions about his attitude during his first season under Harry Redknapp and I can't speak for last season because I wasn't here. When I came back pre-season, his attitude was fine.

'Obviously there was a bit of a disagreement between him and Andre but it is finished now and we are all grateful he is back in the team.'

Tottenham are currently sixth in the Premier League table, having returned 37 points from 20 matches. They are unbeaten in the division since Sherwood succeeded Villas-Boas, having only come unstuck once, versus West Ham United in the League Cup quarterfinal in his first game in charge.

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