Tottenham youngster tipped for greatness, but there's one problem for Pochettino

Tottenham Alex Pritchard

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino needs to use Alex Pritchard in his best position behind the striker.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Alex Pritchard has been backed to excel in the Premier League by loan boss Mark Warburton in the Daily Mirror.

Pritchard has been in fantastic form for the Bees this season with eight goals and six assists from all appearances, but there’s a problem for Mauricio Pochettino; where exactly would he play him?

Tottenham have most angles covered in terms of their central midfield options with all bases covered.

Grit and aggression is provided via the likes of Nabil Bentaleb and Mousa Dembele, Ryan Mason pulls the strings in the centre and Christian Eriksen has proven himself to be extremely effective in behind Harry Kane.

Pritchard’s stats certainly suggest that he’s more effective in the opponent’s final third and he could be used as Eriksen’s deputy looking ahead to next season.

Pritchard is a small, dynamic and quick player with a low centre of gravity who seems to excel in the pockets of space all over the opponent’s final third.

Tottenham have the players to put around him, who can offer him the protection to get on the ball and be creative along the frontline.

At current, Spurs have talent when Eriksen isn’t available, but not someone who can come into the team and do the same attacking job.

What the boss can’t do is give Pritchard a problem, which Eriksen has experienced before and that’s playing him off to either side of midfield.

When he starts his life in the Tottenham first team, he’s going to need confidence because teams are going to target him and look for ways to prevent him having any influence over games.

He needs to play through the middle and needs to be allowed to make the most of the attacking assets he has.

Tottenham’s youth ranks are superb at the moment and Pritchard can certainly become the next player to step up.

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