Clinton Njie has told Tottenham Hotspur’s official site that his first season at White Hart Lane has been tough.
Njie has been out injured since December, after he damaged his medial collateral ligament during a Europa Laegue match against Monaco.
The jet-heeled attacker has had to watch on as his teammates have mounted a title challenge, but as the 22-year-old edges closer to a return, he is eager to play his part in helping Tottenham across the line.
“I think it’s important for me to come back and join the team because they’re doing a great job,” Njie said.
“It’s very difficult for any injured player - it’s been about three months since I was injured and it’s been tough but I’ve been working very, very hard with the doctors and medical staff to get myself fit.
“It’s important that I’m still hungry, I still want to play and I still want to prove to the fans what I can do so, for me, I just want to get back fit and do a good job.
“Mentally it hasn’t been easy but it happens, so I’ve just been looking forward to coming back stronger. I can see the good job the guys are doing and I can’t wait to get back onto the pitch and be part of it.”
Njie made 13 appearances for Spurs over the early part of the season, and he put in some encouraging displays - despite looking like a raw prospect.
Njie’s pace troubled defences, and he will offer Mauricio Pochettino a different type of attacking option when he does return to full fitness.
Spurs’ official site suggest that Njie has recently returned to light training, so his comeback to competitive action should not be too far off.
Njie’s returns to a Spurs side who are flying high in the Premier League standings. The LIlywhites are currently in second place in the top flight standings, but they do have a five point gap to make up on Leicester City.