Bruce couldnâ€™t help but admire the adventurous way rookie boss Sherwood has taken the reins from Andre Villa-Boas.
"I havenâ€™t seen enough of them to say they are a better team but they are different," he said. "AVB wouldnâ€™t have played with two up top. In fact, you could say they played four up top, really.
"They played the two strikers, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, they played Aaron Lennon high and Christian Eriksen off the front. So Timâ€™s philosophy is: 'Weâ€™re going to come here and beat you.' And good luck to him. Itâ€™s quite refreshing to see.
"Adebayor has got a spark about him, and when he is playing like he is, I donâ€™t think there is a better number nine.
"Andre was unlucky in some moments but Tim is doing very well," he said. "He feels the connection with the players and everyone is happy. Whatâ€™s changed? Tim is maybe a little bit more direct, and this is working out quite well."
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