Photo: Mauricio Pochettino travels to Fulham to watch Alex Pritchard

The Tottenham Hotspur boss saw Friday as the perfect opportunity to have a look at the 21-year-old Brentford loanee.

Mauricio Pochettino found time on Friday afternoon to travel to Fulham's Craven Cottage to watch the west London side get thrashed 4-1 by their fierce rivals Brentford.

The result may have left the Tottenham head coach indifferent - although a Brentford win might have been preferable. Especially considering the man Pochettino was there to watch.

Indeed, the Spurs boss was in attendance to watch a very special young talent in action, a man who registered an assist during another encouraging performance for Brentford and had impressed many of those watching before he was taken off in the second half.

Yes, Alex Pritchard delivered another display full of promise against Fulham - and Pochettino is no doubt mulling over whether he should bring the 21-year-old back to the Tottenham first team next season.

There have been enough calls for it, with Pritchard impressing considerably in the Championship so far this campaign.

Fulham's misery, then, was very much Brentford's jubilation and part joy for Spurs. Pritchard will have impressed Pochettino; but just how much? Will the youngster be better off spending another season with the Bees or should Tottenham bring him back right away?

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