Tottenham Hotspur youngster Alex Pritchard has explained to the Richmond and Twickenham Times how he’s learning to deal with the pressure at loan side Brentford.
Pritchard is on loan at the Championship promotion challengers for the rest of the season and they’ve got themselves into a good position inside the play-off places.
That creates pressure, but Pritchard has shrugged off recent criticism of Brentford, suggesting that he and his temporary colleagues are capable of handling things.
“What is the point in changing? We are still in the play-off places - We have shown that when we are under pressure we can deal with it,” he told the paper.
“I don’t know whether people have been getting on our backs, but there is no need to.”
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased with Pritchard’s comments for two main reasons.
Firstly, pressure isn’t a problem for him and it’s something that he seems willing to embrace.
Secondly, he’s showing a desire to stick up for his teammates, which shows he’s got that sense of unity and team spirit.
The main thing Pochettino will be looking for in any player away from Spurs this season is progression.
That doesn’t just mean in terms of becoming a better player on the pitch, but also in terms of how a player develops in a first team environment.
Pritchard is giving himself every chance of fitting right in when he finds himself back amongst the squad at White Hart Lane.