Video: Former Tottenham attacker Iago Falque nets penalty for Genoa

The Spanish winger scored from the spot in his side’s comeback from two goals down against Atalanta.

Despite learning his trade at Barcelona’s fabled La Masia and spending time on the books of Juventus, Iago Falque was never given a fair crack of the whip at Tottenham.

The former Spain youth representative was signed by the North London club in 2012 after impressing for Villarreal’s reserve side, but only made one Premier League appearance in his time at White Hart Lane.

Following loan spells at Southampton, Almeria and Rayo Vallecano, Falque left Spurs in the summer, joining Serie A side Genoa.

The 25-year-old is seemingly coming of age in Serie A after being given a consistent chance to play regular first-team football, and added to this season’s goal haul yesterday.

Falque and Genoa were back in action following the European mid-season break, taking on Atalanta in Serie A.

The home side found themselves two goals down at half time, but the Spaniard played a key part in earning the Stadio Luigi Ferraris outfit a 2-2 draw.

As can be seen in the video below, Falque coolly converted a penalty in the 51st minute to get his side back in the game, before Italy international Alexandre Matri scored the equaliser.

The goal was Falque’s third in Serie A this season, with the wideman starting nine domestic games in 2014-15 and featuring in a further three from the bench.

It is clear that the Spanish attacker is revelling in his chance to play senior football, something that was never forthcoming in North London.

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