Tottenham Hotspur have an array of talented wingers at the club at the moment, making it difficult for any youth player to be given a chance under Pochettino.
With Heung Min Son, Lucas Moura, and Ryan Sessegnon as out-and-out wingers, as well as the likes of Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, and more who can play right or left midfield positions, the manager is well stocked.
It would, therefore, be a tricky scenario for young Jack Clarke to come back to North London and break his way onto the bench, let alone the first-team.
Clarke has endured a frustrating season so far out on loan to his old club, Leeds United, as he has still yet to feature for a single minute in the Championship (Transfer Markt).
Clarke has played two EFL Cup games and has been named on the bench for the last eight Championship fixtures, but he finds himself well away from the starting XI.
Ex-Leeds man, Noel Whelan, predicts that the 18-year-old will simply we loaned out elsewhere (Football Insider): “I very much doubt he will be called back to Tottenham. He is far more likely to go out on loan elsewhere, and be given the chance to play more regularly.
“From what I’ve heard about Bielsa, he will be in talks with Pochettino regularly about Clarke.
“Bielsa will be telling him what’s going on in training, Clarke’s attitude, performance and effort, and why he isn’t in the side.
“They know each other well and Pochettino will be getting the full picture of what’s going on.
“Tottenham sent him back to Leeds because they trust Bielsa’s ability to develop young players.
“Jack Clarke is now third or fourth in the pecking order for the right-wing role behind the likes of Pablo Hernandez and Helder Costa.
“Is Jack going to get in ahead of those two? No, he’s not. He’s going to have to bide his time and win the manager over in training.”
Have something to tell us about this article?