Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho is spoilt for choice of who to select in his starting eleven after a productive summer transfer window.
One player who proved that sometimes it is also worth giving those within the club’s academy system a chance is Japhet Tanganga, after the defender was thrown in the deep end back in January for his full Premier League debut against Liverpool.
Tangana put in an assured display in front of a packed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and since went on to establish himself as a regular in Mourinho’s match day squad.
However, this season things have not gone exactly to plan for the 21-year-old who has been struggling with injury which has seen him only appear once this term which came in the Carabao Cup victory against London rivals Chelsea.
Ahead of the Europa League clash with Antwerp, Mourinho was asked about Tanganga and admitted that the youngster had been unlucky but is working hard with his rehabilitation whilst being impressed by the professionalism he has displayed.
#thfc Mourinho on Tanganga: “Very unlucky kid [with injuries]. But he’s coming, great professional, working well to come back.” Says Bergwijn and Aurier are both fit to start tomorrow.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) October 28, 2020
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