In his first interview as a Tottenham player, Jude Soonsup-Bell admitted that he is excited to play for the club’s Under-21s and he is ready to show what he is capable of if he is given an opportunity to train with the senior side.
Soonsup-Bell, who has featured seven times for Chelsea in Premier League 2 this season, scoring twice and providing an assist (Transfermarkt), completed a deadline-day switch from the West London club to Spurs.
The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that the 19-year-old had rejected advances from Manchester City and several European clubs to join Tottenham.
The report explained that the teenager was keen for a fresh start away from the Blues as he felt his path to the first team was blocked at Stamford Bridge.
The publication revealed that while Tottenham did not pay a fee for the centre-forward, Chelsea have a sell-on clause for the youngster.
Soonsup-Bell has now admitted that he is raring to go at the North London club and that he will not be overawed if given the chance to train with the superstars at the club.
He said in his first interview with the club’s official channel: “From my past, I have a lot of experience I’ve had a lot of exposure at Chelsea, I hope to bring that experience to Tottenham and I think it will benefit me in a lot of ways.
“I won’t fear going to train with the first team, and it will help me come into the team better and bond with the team straight away. I’ve learned a lot at Chelsea and I hope to bring all those experiences here.”
Soonsup-Bell admitted that he knows some of the academy players at Spurs from playing with them for England’s youth sides, and expressed his excitement at the prospect of linking up with them.
He added: “I know a few of the boys; I know Alfie Devine, I know Dane Scarlett, who’s on loan with Portsmouth at the moment and I know Nile John – they’re all boys I’ve known through my years of going on international duty with England so I’m quite close with them.
“Yeah I can’t wait (to link up with them) I know I’ve played a lot with Alfie Devine and Dane, who are ’04 players, so throughout England I’ve played with them, I know they play in similar roles to me.
“Alfie plays in the midfield or as a 10, and Dane plays striker so I’ve played a lot of games with them and I’m looking forward to our link-up play together.
“I spoke to people here and they all said they need an attacker to score goals and win games, so I hope I can be the player to do that and help the team.”
Watch the teenager’s full interview below:
“I can't wait to get started”
Jude Soonsup-Bell's first interview at Tottenham Hotspur 🙌 pic.twitter.com/k2y1iADzcl
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Spurs Web Opinion
Soonsup-Bell comes across as an extremely confident young man and seems quite mature for his age. If he does well in Premier League 2 over the coming months, perhaps he will be given a chance to impress Conte and his coaching staff during pre-season.
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