‘Definitely got a future at our club’ – Postecoglou is a fan of Dane Scarlett

Ange Postecoglou really likes the attributes that Dane Scarlett possesses and definitely sees him as a Tottenham player for the future. 

Scarlett spent last season on loan at Portsmouth and will now spend the 2023/24 season in the Championship with Ipswich Town.

To many people’s surprise, it was the 19-year-old who Postecoglou turned to first at half-time against Fulham after this side produced a poor first-half display in the Carabao Cup tie at Craven Cottage.

The striker delivered a tireless display in the second half, first operating as a number ten after replacing Giovani Lo Celso at the interval before shifting to the number nine role once Richarlison came off on 72 minutes.

The Tottenham head coach stated that he felt the teenager deserved his chance, given how well he has been playing in training.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 8: Dane Scarlett of Tottenham Hotspur during the match between Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur (Joan Gamper Trophy) at the Lluis Companys Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2023 in Barcelona Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Postecoglou seems impressed by Dane Scarlett

When asked about Scarlett’s display against Fulham, before the loan to Ipswich was announced, Postcoglou told Football.London: “He has been really good for us in training, he’s working really hard.

“Look, I’ll sit down with Dane over the next couple of days and sort of chart a way forward for him. I really think he’s definitely got a future at our club and I really like his attributes as a striker.

“It’s always a balance with young players, will they get enough game time because for him the next stage of development is to play. He played a fair few games last year and I think he’s improved as a player since then.

“I’ll make that decision over the next couple of days and sit down with him, but I certainly see him as a Tottenham player and a lot of that will depend on what else happens over the next two or three days.”

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Having a season playing every week in the Championship will do Scarlett the world of good. If he can finish the season with ten goals or so, Postecoglou may just keep him around next season.

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