Pedro Porro has admitted that his first few weeks at Tottenham were complicated but insisted that he is now slowly but surely integrating into his new surroundings.
Porro did not quite hit the ground running following his big-money switch from Sporting Lisbon in January, with Emerson Royal’s impressive form keeping the Spaniard out of the starting eleven.
When opportunities did come his way, the 23-year-old struggled defensively in his first two outings for Spurs but over the last couple of games against Nottingham Forest and Southampton, the right wing-back has demonstrated just why the Lilywhites were so keen on signing him.
It has certainly been a tumultuous first couple of months for Porro in North London, with the head coach who brought him in, Antonio Conte, now no longer at the club.
When asked about his start to life at Tottenham, the Spain international told A Bola (29/03/23 as relayed by Sport Witness): “The first few weeks were complicated, I didn’t know the city or the club, I knew a few words of English and it was lucky that Conte is Italian and that helped me to understand him.
“But, little by little, I’m integrating, getting to know my teammates better and mastering the language more.
“I prefer not to talk about the club, I’m still at the beginning and I don’t want anything I say to be misinterpreted.”
Porro came under scathing criticism from Tim Sherwood following his debut against Leicester City, with the former Spurs interim head coach saying that the club’s newest addition is “so bad it’s unbelievable” (talkSPORT).
When asked about Sherwood’s criticism, the right-back said: “I think the person who did it [Sherwood] was too hard on me, he didn’t know me.
“I had just arrived and in the time I was on the field, there was little else I could do.
“I hope that one day that person recognises that he was unfair and that he was wrong in this way.”
Spurs Web Opinion
In Pedro Porro and Djed Spence, we potentially have two fantastic right wing-backs, who could be top players for the club for many years to come.
However, my only worry is whether they would be as well suited to playing as a conventional right-back in a back four if that is the next Spurs boss’ preferred formation.
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