‘Give him a chance’ – Some Spurs fans want Mourinho to start 21-year-old against Chelsea

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Dom Le Roy

Some Tottenham fans on social media have called for Jose Mourinho to give opportunities to Japhet Tanganga at right-back after reports emerged that the Tottenham boss stopped the defender from leaving the club on loan.

Tanganga suffered multiple injury problems at the start of the season and has not played a single minute of Premier League football so far this campaign.

It was reported on transfer deadline day that both Southampton and West Brom were looking to take the 21-year-old on loan for the remainder of the season.

However, The Athletic revealed that Mourinho did not allow the Tottenham academy graduate to leave.

Spurs have had some issues at right-back recently, with Serge Aurier being left out of the squad for the trip to Brighton and Matt Doherty’s form leaving a lot to be desired.

Some fans believe that Tanganga deserves an opportunity to play at right-back, while a few others even insisted that the youngster should start ahead of the likes of Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez in central defence.

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Given that Jose has tended to favour a back three recently, as well as the various problems we have had at right-back, it is understandable why the Tottenham boss wanted to hang on to Tanganga as a precaution. The 21-year-old will get opportunities to impress in the Europa League and it is up to him to show Jose that he can be trusted.

 

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