Tottenham academy graduate, Japhet Tanganga has now revealed that he will likely return from injury sooner than some people expected ahead of the new season.

It was a difficult campaign for the young defender last time out, with multiple injuries preventing him from consistent game time under Jose Mourinho.

The Special One also regularly deployed Tanganga as a right-back when the player has predominantly always been a central defender through his academy years.

Tanganga made just 13 appearances across all competitions last season, with just six coming in the Premier League. That was the exact same number of total and Premier League appearances he made in the 2019/20 campaign, showing no progress.

However, the Spurs man is hoping to return from injury in the near future and enjoy a positive season playing as many games as he can.

He said (Tottenham): “I feel good! I feel like I’m not far away and I believe I’ll be back sooner than perhaps some people think.

“I’m on the pitch doing my running, getting fitter and hopefully I’ll be back soon.

“Obviously, you sacrifice holidays to stay here and just get ready so I haven’t really had an opportunity to get away anywhere, but it’s fine because I’m hoping it’s going to be a big season for myself compared to how it went last year.

“I want to stay fit and just play as many games as I possibly can.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

A move to a back three would change things but I would like to see Tanganga heading out on loan as Skipp did last season. There is only so much he can learn playing 10-20 games at Spurs. I want to see him play a full 40 plus game season at a high Championship club or Premier League outfit.

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