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‘He's looked a real spark’ Tanganga praises Tottenham sensation Devine

Mon 11 January 2021 | 16:11

The English defender has hailed his teenager teammate after his impressive FA Cup debut.

Alfie Devine

made his

Spurs

debut in his team’s FA Cup match against Marine on Saturday. The 16-year-old became the club’s youngest ever player at Rossett Park and scored a spectacular goal in the 60th minute. The England U16 international has just recently started training with the first team but his teammate

Japhet Tanganga

expects him to develop himself as a regular first-team player for the Spurs in near future.

"Every time he's come up [to first-team training] he's looked a real spark," the 21-year-old defender told the Evening Standard. "He's doing well. When he was coming on, I just told him, 'Keep it simple, do what you've been doing in training – there's a reason why you've been training up'.

"You saw glimpses of his ability in a really professional performance. I'm really happy for him to get his first professional goal. He's a really good player and there's more to come as well.

"It's a great achievement and it was a great goal. Hopefully from here it's a confidence boost, knowing that the manager can put him in for these games.

"He's shown he can hustle, he's shown what he can do, so hopefully from here he can kick on and get more appearances for the club."


source: SportMob