Tottenham and England under-21 midfielder Alex Pritchard vows to come back stronger after his recent injury.
Tottenham Hotspur prospect Alex Pritchard says he will bounce back a better player after injury ended his involvement for England's under-21 side.
Pritchard was part of Gareth Southgate's side which are currently playing at the European Championships, who have won one and lost one of their opening two matches.
The youngster suffered an ankle injury against Sweden and left the stadium on crutches, and the London Evening Standard later reported he had been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.
Pritchard took to Twitter last night to express his sadness at his involvement being cut short.
Undoubtedly a personal blow, Pritchard being ruled out is a loss for the entire team, but it does not all have to be perceived as bad news.
The youngster is coming off the back of a long Championship season with Brentford, in which he played 45 games for the club plus two in the play-offs.
He will now sharpen his focus on getting fit to join Tottenham's pre-season squad and beginning to make an impact in the Premier League.
Slighted by his own personal frustration, Pritchard will take a tough lesson that his success is no guarantee, and he will not be able to coast to the Tottenham first team.
Added focus on Spurs now, rather than in a few weeks, will only stand him in good stead for 2015/16 if he can make a swift recovery to fitness.