The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is working hard to get back into his manager's first-team plans.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard took to Twitter on Sunday morning as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury, with his message generating some responses from fans eager to see him back in action.
The 22-year-old was expected to make his breakthrough at White Hart Lane this season following an impressive spell on loan at Championship club Brentford, in which time he scored 12 goals and provided seven assists in 47 matches. But an injury sustained while playing for England’s under-21s has thrown a spanner in the works.
So far this season Pritchard has managed just two appearances for Tottenham’s under-21s along with a five-minute cameo in the Premier League against Everton back in August.
Since then he has been on the side-lines working hard, and writing on Twitter this weekend the Spurs youngster said simply, “Rise and grind,” along with a picture of a flexing bicep.
While it will be frustrating to have suffered a setback so soon after returning to Spurs all the hard work should ultimately pay off and if he fulfils his potential Pritchard looks set to be a key player for Tottenham for many years to come.
Rise and grind— Alex pritchard (@pritch_93) November 1, 2015
@pritch_93 how close are you to fitness and be available for selection— Brian Lloyd Owen (@brianowen1979) November 1, 2015