During the summer, Tottenham midfielder Jack Roles was sent out on to League Two side Cambridge United until January with the youngster having made a positive impression during his time at the Abbey Stadium.
Roles has been impressing over the past couple of seasons in the Spurs academy set up and was among a handful of young players who were part of the club’s pre-season tour of the Far East.
He also made an appearance in the Audi Cup final against Bayern Munich where he scored a penalty in the shootout.
The midfielder has already scored three times for Cambridge since the start of the season (HITC) and he has admitted that he is enjoying the loan spell.
The 20-year-old said that playing regularly in a new environment was a breath of fresh air since he has been at Tottenham from a young age.
Speaking to Cambridge News, Roles said, “I’m loving it so far. Everyone who I talk to always asks if I’m enjoying it and I always say ‘yeah, it’s refreshing’.
“Because I’ve been at Tottenham since I was so young, it’s all I’ve really known. Since I’ve come here, it’s been like a breath of fresh air and something different. It’s refreshing and I’m loving it.
“When I get picked it’s always like ‘oh, I’m starting!’, and it’s a real confidence booster.
“Then I’ve got to do what I can do to help the team, and when we’re winning 4-0 against Exeter it’s just a huge bonus to everyone and it always feels better.”
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Roles is one of the young players who seems to be regarded rather highly by the Spurs coaching staff. He certainly impressed with his intelligence, technique, and movement in the preseason games he featured in. Hopefully, the loan spell will allow him to be fast forward his development and make him mentally stronger.
He is scheduled to return to Spurs early in the New Year but it could be likely that Spurs might extend his spell at the U’s or decide to loan him out to another club until the end of the season.
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