Pedro Porro has referred to Pape Matar Sarr as his starboy after Tottenham’s win over Sheffield United on Saturday.

While the resurgence of Yves Bissouma and the scintillating start that James Maddison has made to life at Tottenham dominating the headlines, their midfield partner, Sarr, has been quietly going about his work.

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The Senegal international has established himself as a vital cog in Ange Postecoglou’s midfield, keeping the likes of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp out of the starting eleven.

The 20-year-old delivered another tireless display against Sheffield United on Saturday, helping Spurs win the ball back on several occasions and intelligently recycling possession.

Pedro Porro says Pape Matar Sarr is his starboy

Porro is another man who has surprised many with the ease with which he has adapted to the inverted full-back role, nailing down the starting spot ahead of Emerson Royal.

The Spaniard was seen celebrating with Sarr on the pitch following the Lilywhites’ dramatic win on Saturday and he has now praised the youngster on X.

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The biggest compliment that I can pay to Sarr is that Bentancur is no longer assured a place in the starting eleven when he gets back fit. That is no ordinary feat considering how good the Uruguayan has been since arriving at Spurs.

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