‘World class’ - Bold praise from former Tottenham Hotspur manager for Newcastle United hero

Alexander Isak was on fire - scoring twice - as Newcastle United put Tottenham Hotspur to the sword
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry RedknappFormer Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp branded Alexander Isak as “world class” following Newcastle United’s 4-0 drubbing against Tottenham Hotspur.

Another razor-sharp performance from the Swede put Spurs to the sword and tightened Newcastle’s grip on sixth spot. Some are beginning to question whether the Magpies can launch a late Champions League bid given Tottenham’s gruelling fixture list, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea still to play.

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Isak bagged twice - once in each half - to spearhead Newcastle to victory. A ruthless double took the 24-year-old’s tally to 21 across all competitions this season, with 17 coming in the Premier League.

Former Spurs boss Redknapp was left mesmerised by Isak’s heroics - echoing comparisons to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry. Ironically, transfer speculation has ramped up in recent weeks linking him with a move to the Gunners - a suggestion Isak dismissed.

The 77-year-old named the £63million as his star performer from the latest round of top-flight fixtures. He told BetVictor: "My star man has to be Alexander Isak though, he was just world class against Spurs. Some of his touches were brilliant and he was a nightmare for that Spurs defence.

“I like Micky van de Ven but Isak gave him the runaround at the weekend, he could have scored more than the two he got. People have compared this lad to Thierry Henry and you can see those comparisons. He’s not quite at that level yet but he’s got the lot and there’s not many strikers in world football better than him."

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