‘Instantly looks the part’ – Some Spurs fans believe youngster should start ahead of 27-year-old

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Dom Le Roy

Some Spurs fans on social media have been left impressed with what they have seen from Dennis Cirkin so far in Tottenham’s pre-season friendlies.

The left-back is one of a number of academy graduates to have played a part in all three of the pre-season games against Ipswich, Reading and Birmingham City.

The 18-year-old has looked defensively accomplished and has also showcased his ability on the ball.

While he has not been asked to play a particularly advanced role due to the lopsided back four that Jose Mourinho continues to favour, the teenager has displayed maturity beyond his years so far, especially with the way he has defended.

Some Spurs fans are convinced that Cirkin will break into the first-team next season while others were quite happy to have the youngster as the main cover for Ben Davies at left-back.

A few even suggested that the Spurs academy graduate deserved to start ahead of the Welshman.

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I have been extremely impressed with what I have seen of Cirkin so far. However, he looks much more like a left-sided centre-half of the Jan Vertonghen mould than a wing-back who could bomb on down the left. Perhaps that is a consequence of the system he is playing in.

However, I do believe that Ben Davies does not get the respect he deserves from some parts of our fan base. The Welshman is extremely good defensively and is very tidy in possession. In fact, his attributes make him a perfect player to play as a left-back in our current system.

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