Tottenham youngster Nathan Oduwa comments on his loan spell with Luton

Tottenham youngster Oduwa has spent half the season on loan with Luton.

Speaking to the official Spurs website, young winger Oduwa commented on the ‘eye-opening’ experience he had with Luton Town, being his first experience of professional football.

The 19-year-old said: “My first loan experience has been a big eye-opener, finding out what it’s like to be around a senior team on a matchday after a loss or a win, and I hope that in some way I’ve been able to contribute something positive to Luton’s season.

“There were some big learning points that I took from it. I loved every minute of it and it was a good experience for me personally.”

Spending the first-half of the campaign as a regular in Tottenham’s Under-21 side, the wide attacker linked up with League Two Luton in February, and ended up making 11 appearances for the club.

They may have missed out on the play-offs, but it was still a strong campaign for the team, and Oduwa himself put in some impressive performances in his short stay at Kenilworth Road.

It was his first taste of competitive professional football, and he showed enough talent to suggest that he is deserving of a loan higher up the Football League pyramid next season.

Thankfully for Oduwa, Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has shown this season that he is willing to look towards youth players if he feels they can have a match winning impact in the senior side, with the likes of Ryan Mason and Harry Kane establishing themselves as key first-team players.

The young winger is still far from the first-team set-up, but after impressing this season, and another loan deal likely next year, Oduwa could just find himself turning out in the first-team in the not too distant future.

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