Tottenham Hotspur assistant head coach, Cristian Stellini, was impressed by what he saw from Arnaut Danjuma on his Spurs debut this evening. 

Despite only signing on loan from Villarreal a matter of days ago, Danjuma was deemed fit and ready enough to start on the bench for the Lilywhites against Preston North End.

Arnaut Danjuma

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He was handed a 20-minute cameo by Antonio Conte, playing as a lone striker with Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski on the wings. Harry Kane was an unused substitute on the Spurs bench.

It didn’t take the on-loan Villarreal man long to do his trademark viper celebration, with Kulusevski bursting past his man on the right and pulling the ball across for Danjuma to tuck home into the far corner.

Stellini seemed happy to see Danjuma get on the scoresheet and also outline the positive that the Netherlands international can play anywhere across the front three.

He said (Football London): “Danjuma, it was a good start for him to score in his first game. We are looking forward to working with him, we have to discover this guy, he can play in many positions in the three in front.

“We are happy for that but I also want to mention the three at the back because they played a really good game. Sanchez was captain, it was a good match for Patron and all the three at the back.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Danjuma certainly looked raring to go on his debut and it’s always good for a forward to get off the mark as soon as possible. With the depth Tottenham now have up front, it will be nice to see Conte hopefully turning to his bench a little more often to influence games.

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