Highly-rated Derby County star Will Hughes calls Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard a frightening talent

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Derby County midfielder Will Hughes raved about Tottenham Hotspur starlet Alex Pritchard in an interview with the FA's official website.

Derby County midfielder Will Hughes backed Tottenham Hotspur prospect Alex Pritchard to make a big impact in the Premier League this season during an interview with the FA official website.

The 20-year-old, who played alongside Pritchard in the U21 European Championships this summer, dubbed him 'a frightening talent' and said he has everything to make a huge impact in this coming season.

''[He's] a frightening talent,'' said Hughes of Pritchard. ''Pritch has got everything you need. I don't see why he couldn't be a boss in the Premier League."

''He's technically frightening, got quick feet, dribbling, shooting - everything.'' 

Can Pritchard deliver on Hughes' rave review?

Pritchard, like Hughes, was known as one of the Championship's best performers last season and looks to have done enough to get a chance at Spurs this coming campaign. 

Last season, the England under-21 international recorded 12 goals and seven assists in 45 Championship matches. It's a record that shows that not only does he have a final product, but the fitness and presence to keep his performance levels up throughout the season. 

Nevertheless, Mauricio Pochettino will have some difficult decisions to make ahead of the new season, and Pritchard could be prove to be one of his hardest. 

Spurs have a number of good attacking players that could be called upon this season, including the impressive Dele Alli, so it could prove to be a huge year for Pritchard as he looks to break into the first team squad. 

If he isn't selected in the squad this coming season, it wouldn't be surprising to see the young talent leave either on another loan deal or on a permanent basis. 

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