Brentford manager Mark Warburton has praised Tottenham Hotspur for sticking with Alex Pritchard, in quotes he gave to talkSPORT.
Warburton has suggested that the Tottenham youngster, on loan with the Bees, is ‘small in stature’ and other clubs may not have chosen to stick by him in terms of keeping him on their books.
However, Spurs showed that faith and there’s now a good chance that he will get a chance under Mauricio Pochettino looking ahead to next season.
“They have done a fantastic job with him. He’s always been technically gifted but small in stature so all credit to Spurs for sticking with him – Technically he’s outstanding and has great hunger – In my opinion he is destined for the very highest level,” said Warburton.
The strength of Tottenham’s youth system is obvious because it has already supplied the first team with several youngsters to use as options in different areas.
Pritchard’s challenge next season is going to be a tough one because Tottenham’s midfield is already a congested area and he will be behind Christian Eriksen in terms of the attacking midfield role.
However, Pochettino is a boss who is not afraid of throwing in the younger players in different areas of his first team.
Pritchard could play a wider role where he’ll get a chance to show the quality that he could move inside and play centrally for the club.
His record of 11 goals and seven assists for Brentford is superb and the sort of stats, which will work in his favour.