‘I don’t know if it’s the perfect role for me’ – Spurs star on his new position under Postecoglou

Destiny Udogie has revealed that he is now starting to settle into the inverted full-back role that he has been asked to play at Tottenham.

While there was plenty of excitement about Udogie before he linked with the Tottenham squad last summer, few would have expected him to have the impact he has had in his first Premier League season.

The Italian, who had exclusively played as a wing-back at Udinese, has been asked to invert and often receive the ball on the half turn in the middle of the park, a task that is not easy when one considers that he has also had to adapt to the pace and intensity English top-flight.

He has more than risen to the challenge, having arguably been the best left-back on show in the Premier League this season.

Destiny Udogie
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Destiny Udogie is still adapting to inverted role

Udogie has made a few errors, particularly in possession, which is only natural for a 21-year-old who is still learning the ropes, and the youngster has now admitted that he is starting to feel at home in his new role.

When asked about the change of position at Tottenham and the challenges he has faced in England, the former Udinese man told Gazzetta dello Sport: “But the way of defending that I learned in Italy is definitely helping me. I don’t know if it’s the perfect role for me, I’m not used to it. But I’m often there and I’m starting to settle in.”

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Given the maturity that Udogie and Sarr have shown this season and their increasing importance to the side, it is sometimes easy to forget just how young they are. The pair are well on their way to developing into one of the best in the world in their respective positions.

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