Destiny Udogie has taken time out of his first pre-season tour with Tottenham Hotspur to discuss life at the club and his progress over the summer so far.

Udogie was signed last summer by Tottenham, but spent the 2022/23 campaign back on loan with his former side Udinese.

The youngster impressed over the course of 34 appearances for the Italian side last year, registering three goals and four assists along the way (Transfermarkt).

There are high hopes for the 20-year-old now he has finally joined up with Spurs permanently, with the Italian expected to be given ample opportunity to make his mark under new boss Ange Postecoglou.

Despite Spurs losing 3-2 to West Ham in the first game of their pre-season tour, Udogie made his Lilywhites debut and had quite the impact, scoring a clever header to bring Tottenham back into the game against their London rivals.

Destiny Udogie celebrates a goal

Destiny Udogie feels a positive connection at Spurs

Speaking to the club’s YouTube channel as part of the Diary Room series, Udogie was in a buoyant mood about the early days of his Spurs career and praised the teammates and staff he has met so far.

He said: “I’m so happy to be here. Everyone is so nice and kind, they are good people. They are helping me to come into the team very well. We have a good connection.

“We are doing very well here in Australia. The training is tough, different to in Italy, but I am getting used to it. We are training hard to keep the ball, at high intensity.

“[This tour] is very important for me to get to know the staff and the team. I can’t wait to start, and I will give my best. There is a big opportunity [next season].”

On the prospect of playing in the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Udogie explained how he “can’t wait” and described it as “the big dream” for him.

Spurs Web Opinion

Most Spurs fans were excited about what Destiny Udogie could do for us, and his debut did not disappoint. I’ve a feeling this kid is going to flourish under Postecoglou, and be a real star this season.

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