Swansea City manager Garry Monk has revealed where he thinks Tottenham Hotspur loanee Tom Carroll can improve.
The England youth international is at the Swans on loan until the end of the season and while praising his initial impact, Monk has suggested that he could work on developing the physical side of his game.
“He's a very good footballer who will very much suit us - He can pass and move and get himself in good positions and I think he'll offer us another option,” Monk is quoted by the Mirror.
“He can improve on that side (physically), but he suits our philosophy and I think he can show what a good footballer he is and we believe he is.”
Carroll is a small, touch player who creates the obvious worry for any onlookers that he could get bullied off of the ball in big games.
He’s not a main feature of the Swansea midfield but he’s had two starts and three appearances off of the bench so far this season, with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino keen for him to get game time.
He’s also still a very young man at 22-years-old so any worries about the physical side of his game should be eased as he gets a bit older and his body develops and gets a bit stronger.
Monk has even suggested that the Swans will do the hard work for Tottenham, aiming to send him back to White Hart Lane as a stronger player.
“A lot of people will talk about the strength side of the game but it's something we believe in here.”
It’s win-win as far as Spurs are concerned because he’s getting games in a side that is looking to develop him physically without jeopardising the style of football, which Spurs are more than capable of when they play well under Pochettino.