‘You never know’ – Pedro Porro discusses his Tottenham Hotspur future

Pedro Porro has been speaking to the Spanish press about various things, including the way he has settled in at Tottenham Hotspur after a difficult start, and what he envisions for his future in football, with a hint that he may want to return to Spain at some point.

Signed last January from Sporting Lisbon, Pedro Porro did not have the easiest of times adjusting to the Premier League at the backend of last season. The Spaniard was criticised by some pundits for his defensive capabilities.

This season, it has been a different story for Porro. Under new Spurs boss, Ange Postecoglou, the full-back has thrived.

With eight assists and one goal this season (Transfermarkt), Porro has been a key figure in Postecoglou’s system and one of Tottenham’s most consistent performers this term.

Pedro Porro
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Pedro Porro has turned criticism into a positive at Spurs

Speaking to El Español about those earlier days at Spurs, he said: “Obviously nobody likes criticism. But in this world, you are exposed to good and bad things being said about you. At the end of the day, you don’t care as long as you are confident in yourself.

“I knew that I was going to get a lot of criticism and that it was going to be hard at first. Not everyone is perfect and goes and fits in the first time. Now I’ve been working really hard to turn that criticism into praise and now I’m feeling more affection.”

Things are much better now, of course, to which he said: “It’s different from when I arrived. Now I feel more important in the team. I feel much more confident. That, at the end of the day, also makes you better.

“I’m feeling much better, more and more, as the games go by. I’m more used to playing in the Premier League and I think that’s important.”

And, looking ahead to the future, he added: “In football you never know. Today you are playing there and tomorrow you can be playing somewhere else.

“Being Spanish, of course, I would like to come back and enjoy La Liga. When I played here in Primera, I enjoyed it very much and I hope one day to return, of course.”

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Hopefully, Porro sticks around for a good few years at Spurs. We’ve been waiting for a player like this to finally, properly replace Kyle Walker and in Porro, I think we’ve got that now.

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