Jack Clarke, who permanently departed Tottenham last summer, is continuing to impress in the Championship, with the winger being involved heavily in all four of Sunderland’s goals in their 4-4 draw with Hull City.

Clarke failed to live up to expectations after his £10m move to Spurs from Leeds in 2019 (The Sun) but the youngster showed glimpses of his quality during his last two loan spells at Stoke City and Sunderland.

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The winger played a valued part in helping the Black Cats win promotion back to the Championship last season, and it did not come as a surprise when the club signed the 22-year-old permanently in the summer, with the fee potentially rising to £10m including add-ons (Alasdair Gold).

It is fair to say that not many Spurs fans were particularly disappointed when the winger was sold but the youngster has demonstrated this season just why he was so highly thought of when coming through the ranks at Elland Road.

Clarke put in one of his best performances of the season on Saturday as he assisted Sunderland’s’ first two goals and won a penalty for his side’s third goal before finding the back of the net himself for Tony Mowbray’s men.

The goal and two assists against Hull took the former Spurs man’s tally to 10 goals and eight assists across all competitions so far this campaign (Transfermarkt).

Watch the highlights of Sunderland’s 4-4 draw with the Tigers below:

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This once again shows the difference confidence can make to players, particularly to younger ones. 

Clarke was clearly lacking in confidence at Spurs, which is why he struggled to play his natural game when he got first-team opportunities.

If the 22-year-old keeps carrying on in the same vein, it will not be too long before we see him back in the Premier League.

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