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Sherwood happy with response

Tim Sherwood was delighted with Tottenham after their 3-2 away win at Southampton on Sunday.

Tottenham started the match slowly and went a goal behind after Adam Lallana put the hosts 1-0 up.

The visitors responded and equalised through Emmanuel Adebayor and then took the lead early in the second half when Jos Hooiveld converted past his own 'keeper.

Rickie Lambert pulled the home side level only for Adebayor to have the final word.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Sherwood praised his side's second half display.

Sherwood said: "I enjoy it when we win. I didn't enjoy he first half and I thought we were poor.

"We didn't keep the ball well enough and it was difficult to instruct them what we wanted to do. After the break though we showed them what we could do and we have a real quality squad of players here."

Sherwood started Adebayor up front with under pressure Roberto Soldado and said he was pleased with how they played.

Sherwood added: "Emmanuel hasn't been playing so he didn't take much to get motivated and you throw him in because of his history and what he has done in football.

"They all played a part though including Soldado and they'll have to because there are plenty of games on the way."

Tottenham have yet to appoint a new manager and Sherwood insists a decision hasn't been made by him or the board yet.

"I never said I wanted the job and I never said I didn't want the job", said Sherwood.

"I will have to speak to the chairman and go from there because I don't just want it for ten minutes.."

Tottenham entertain West Brom next on Boxing Day.