Mauricio Pochettino comments on Alex Pritchard’s current situation

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Tottenham Hotspur-owned Alex Pritchard is struggling for playing time at West Bromwich Albion at the moment.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has told London24.com that he is disappointed with Alex Pritchard’s current situation.

Pritchard is on loan at West Bromwich Albion from Tottenham at the moment, but he is struggling for playing time.

The 22-year-old, who can play as a winger or as an attacking midfielder, suffered with injury problems in the first half of the season.

The youngster has been able to make just two appearances in the Premier League for West Brom since joining Tony Pulis’s side on loan from Spurs in the January transfer window.

Pochettino has admitted that he is disappointed with Pritchard’s lack of playing time, and has suggested that he will speak to the Englishman about his future soon.

“It’s difficult now to be focused on him,” Pochettino told London24.com regarding Pritchard's current situation. “He’s been a little bit unlucky because he moved to West Bromwich and really doesn’t have the opportunity to play too much.

“I think he feels disappointed, we are very disappointed too, but we will speak in the next few weeks. We [will] feel his ideas and after we take some decisions, sure, in the next few weeks, after the season.”

Pritchard has been on the books of Tottenham his entire professional career so far and has a contract until June 2019.

With Spurs doing so well without him, the youngster would struggle to play regularly for Pochettino’s side next season.

The former England Under-21 international did well at Brentford last season, scoring 11 goals and creating 111 chances in 46 Championship appearances.

However, Pritchard’s progress this season has been stunted, first by injury and then by lack of playing time at West Brom.

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