The younger winger said: “I’m a late developer and this season I’ve gone into games thinking ‘this might be tough’ but I’ve done well and grown in confidence. I’ve learned more about how to play when we need to play and when we don’t need to play, using my body strength, I’m gaining experience all the time and hopefully next season I’ll push on again.”
Next season’s aim for Pritchard is surely to break into the Tottenham team, and going by his exceptional displays this term it is hard to deny that he deserves a chance.
The 21-year-old has explained that he is a late developer, and it is true that his season with Brentford started slowly, before he really hit his stride in the tail-end of 2014. Just three of his 11 goals came before December, and this calendar year has seen an explosion in form from the youngster.
This is impressive for any player, but Pritchard makes it all the more incredible considering he is playing in a highly energetic pressing system - and has missed just one game this season.
That kind of system would usually have players excelling at the beginning of the season, before being hit with fatigue in the last few weeks - Tottenham’ senior squad have followed this path - but Pritchard has continued to put in display after display on a weekly basis.
On the performances put in this season, and the incredible development curve he has been enjoying, Pritchard surely deserves a chance at White Hart Lane next term.
It is just up to Mauricio Pochettino to give it to him.