‘I tried my best’ – Jack Clarke opens up on his ‘difficult’ time at Tottenham

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Jack Clarke
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Jack Clarke has now opened up on his unsuccessful spell at Tottenham Hotspur, following his permanent move to Sunderland this summer. 

The young winger admitted he endured a difficult time of it in North London, and although the move didn’t work out the way he had hoped, he would not have done anything differently had he been given the chance.

Clarke joined Tottenham from Leeds United back in 2019 for a reported £10m fee (The Sun), yet he only ever made four appearances for the senior side, amassing just 95 minutes in total (TransferMarkt).

Journalist Michael Bridge reported in the summer that Clarke had attracted interest from as many as eight clubs, but he eventually decided on a move to Sunderland after spending a period on loan there last season.

However, the youngster has enjoyed an impressive start to the 2022/23 campaign, scoring twice and assisting three in seven Championship games (TransferMarkt).

He told The Sunderland Echo: “It was a difficult one really. Looking back on it it never really materialised in the way I wanted it to or into anything, but I wouldn’t say I’d do anything differently.

“I still took the opportunity, I tried my best when I was there and obviously it wasn’t meant to be. I’m glad I made the switch when I did and I’m enjoying being here now. Now it’s an opportunity for me to show what I did learn.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

Clarke always seemed like a strange signing at the time, for quite a high fee when you consider he was a youth player who essentially slotted into Tottenham’s U21 side. However, we wish him well for the future and he seemingly has a bright Championship campaign ahead of him.

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