Who is Japhet Tanganga? – We take a look at the defender on the rise at Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

While Harry Kane scooped all the headlines with his halfway line winner against Juventus yesterday, there were some incredible standout academy starlets throughout the match.

One who particularly caught the eye was centre-back, Japhet Tanganga, who looked more than comfortable alongside Alderweireld and up against the likes of Ronaldo and Mandzukic.

So, who is the new kid on the block?

Name: Japhet Tanganga

Age: 20-years-old

Position: Centre-back

Born: Hackney

Debut: Appeared in pre-season last year against Girona

Spurs: Joined Tottenham at the age of 10

International – He helped the England U20 team to win the Toulon Tournament two years ago. He has been capped at U16, U17, U18, and U19 levels for England too.

Stand out moments: Played seven out of eight games in the UEFA Youth League in 2017/18, scoring goals against Real Madrid and APOEL.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I would love to see Tanganga progress as a back-up centre half option this season. If Foyth does move to right-back, I see this lad as a great option if Poch is willing to put some faith in him.

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