What's buzzing:

Parker: Lennon is in the form of his life

Goal.com
Parker: Lennon is in the form of his life
.

View photo

Parker: Lennon is in the form of his life

Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker has lavished praised on teammate Aaron Lennon, claiming the winger is in the form of his life.

The 25-year-old has five assists and three goals to his name so far, but his general play on the right-wing for Spurs has earned rave reviews so far this season, and Parker is one of those impressed.

Following his move from Leeds United as a teenager, Lennon was tipped for big things and won a number of England caps before inconsistent form and injuries took their toll, but Parker believes he is once again hitting top form.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "Is this the best he's ever played? Yes, I think that's fair.

“Over the last four or five weeks he's been unplayable really. He was at a different level [against Reading], not just because of his raw pace and his threat on and around the ball, but his work-rate was something very special.

"I couldn't think of anything worse if I was a full-back than having him running at me - and I'm sure every fullback out there has the same feeling. He deserves a special mention, he has been brilliant.”

In recent years the winger attracted criticism for his inability to consistently produce quality on his final ball, but Parker believes those problems are behind, adding that he could have had several assists against Reading had other players been better placed.

He continued: "You can see that he's been working hard on his final ball, with the amount of times he gets to that by-line - and he set up the goal yesterday.

“He probably could have set up another couple if they had fallen for the right people. He has certainly added that to his game, which is pleasing.

"Everyone knows what qualities we have out wide, and [Gareth] Bale and Azza [Lennon] have been at the top of that. I think Gareth is a fantastic player and sometimes he gets all the headlines, but Azza has been key to that as well."

 

Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter

Does this article fire you up? Comment below and your opinion could be featured in the Boost Mobile Hot Topics published every Thursday. Click here for more details.
View Comments (1)
  • Sans Dempsey, Sounders fall to Timbers

    Sans Dempsey, Sounders fall to Timbers

    The Portland Timbers scored four goals in the first half then held off Cascadia rival Seattle 4-2 on Sunday, snapping the Sounders' five-game unbeaten streak. Vytautas Andriuskevicius, Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano and Steven Taylor scored for the … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Rakitic header earns Barca victory in Bilbao

    Rakitic header earns Barca victory in Bilbao

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Champions Barcelona came through a gruelling La Liga test at a rainswept San Mames on Sunday, beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 thanks to Ivan Rakitic's first-half header. Elsewhere, Las Palmas thrashed Granada … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Sporting beats Porto 2-1 to take lead in Portugal

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Sporting Lisbon fought back to beat fellow title hopeful FC Porto 2-1 on Sunday and go top of the Portuguese league. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 50 minutes ago
  • Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao in Liga

    Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao in Liga

    Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half to help Barcelona win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday for a second straight victory at the start of the Spanish league season. The Croatia midfielder headed in a well-placed cross by Arda Turan to cap a quick … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
  • Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad

    Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad

    LONDON (AP) -- Sam Allardyce dropped midfielder Ross Barkley on Sunday and called up uncapped winger Michail Antonio for his first England squad since taking charge after the team's disappointing European Championship campaign. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 0 minutes ago