Many Spurs fans will have been asking this question for season upon season now. Pochettino dubbed the young starlet as a ‘mini-Messi’ upon his arrival as manager, but not much has been seen of Edwards since this high praise.
Out of the entire academy, it looked certain that the pacey winger would be the one to come shining through as an emerging, star quality talent, but so many young names have come and gone as his wait continues.
It’s unclear whether the expectation was too much for the young man, he simply isn’t as good as first thought, or he just hasn’t reached his peak yet, but Edwards has been unable to kick on during Pochettino’s reign at the helm.
Many expected Edwards to at least be named in the pre-season tour squad this campaign, especially with so many big names away on holiday after the tiring Word Cup in Russia. However, Marcus’ name was nowhere to be seen, apart from in the fleeting transfer rumour linking him with a move away from the club.
His dire loan spell with Norwich was cut short last year, as the young Englishman was unable to make any kind of impact at the Canaries, with reported criticism of his negative attitude.
Now back at Tottenham, Edwards looks to have been given a fresh chance, and perhaps a last chance, in the youth set up.
Edwards was picked to start the first U23 game of the season last week, a 3-1 loss to West Ham, and went on to play the full 90 minutes.
Reports suggest that the winger had a lively game, creating chances and showing off his effortless skill on the ball. But can he do enough to put his doubters behind him and break his way into the first team?
Do you think that Edwards can make it in the Premier League? Does he need to be nurtured in the youth set up, or thrown in the first team deep end?
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