Tottenham Hotspur have a number of exciting young players in their squad at the moment, and Spurs fans will have been pleased to see three of them starting for England under-21s against Sweden in the Euro Championship on Sunday.
We all know what Harry Kane can do but it was also a chance to see Tom Carroll and Alex Pritchard in action – two Tottenham players who spent last season on loan at Swansea City and Brentford respectively.
Pritchard in particular impressed last season, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists in 47 appearances for the Championship side; and his next task is to push for a regular place in Tottenham’s senior side when the new campaign kicks off.
He was going the right way about it this summer, impressing against Sweden until an ankle injury saw him leave the stadium on crutches and send shivers of trepidation down the spines of those Tottenham fans hoping next season would be his breakthrough.
It is not yet known how serious Pritchard’s injury is, but the good thing is he has the summer to recover and hopefully Tottenham will benefit from his talent when the action starts again.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Spurs fans thought Pritchard’s performance prior to his injury and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Pritchard solves so many of our problems, absolute baller— benji (@benjiboodleboy) June 22, 2015
I think it's fair to say that Alex Pritchard will be the next youngster to break into the Spurs first XI next season.— Ian (@IanM_81) June 21, 2015
Cannot wait to see Pritchard in a Spurs shirt next season.— Joe (@KarryHane) June 21, 2015
Pritchard is a bit like of Xerdan Shaqiri isnt he, small pacey winger— Denis K (@den_spurs) June 21, 2015
3 spurs in the starting XI and really pleased to see Pritchard starting. He's a little midfielder schemer who wants it— Richard Cliffe (@dickcliffe) June 21, 2015
spurs should give pritchard a chance !. he makes things happen— Blair (@bigz_b) June 21, 2015
@EricYid Did you watch the game last night? Feel for Alex Pritchard, had a genuine chance of breaking into the Spurs first team next season.— Abhirup Maitra (@AbhirupMaitra) June 22, 2015
Be good to too see Alex Pritchard given a chance at Tottenham next seasonBeen England's best player here by a mile— JJ O'Donnell (@JJODonnell23) June 21, 2015