Alex Pritchard: It’s time for me to get a chance in the Premier League

Tottenham Alex Pritchard

The Tottenham youngster looks set to make the step up to the Premier League this season.

Pritchard has excelled on a recent loan spell with Brentford, and he has told the FA website that he is ready to take his chance in the Premier League with Spurs.

The young attacker said: “For me, I've played two years with Spurs' U21s and then had to go on loan to get my experience that way. Hopefully, now I can go and play in the Premier League. I feel like I've done my time in League One, done my time in the Championship and now it's time for me to get a chance at Premier League football.”

The 22-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014/15, showing of his talents with Championship side Brentford after never truly making a name for himself in the Spurs youth system.

He developed later than many expect of a youth player, but the attacking midfielder was exceptional in the Championship, and showed that he is ready for the step up to the Premier League.

Unfortunately, he suffered an injury whilst away with England at the Under-21 European Championships this summer, and is likely to miss the start of the season with Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino has already looked towards youth players during his time as head coach, and he has confirmed that Pritchard will be part of his first-team squad for 2015/16.

Whilst the first-choice attacking players possess quality, there is a lack of consistency with a number of players, and Pritchard is sure to get a good chance to impress.

And if he has the same kind of impact as Harry Kane did last term, then Spurs have a real start on their hands.

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