Clinton Njie admits this preseason at Spurs has been tough, but good

Tottenham's Clinton Njie, Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker during training

The Tottenham forward has said the players are working hard in what his hardest ever preseason.

Tottenham's Clinton Njie during trainingTottenham's Clinton Njie during training

Tottenham Hotspur striker Clinton Njie has told the Spurs website that the preseason he is undergoing at Hotspur Way is tougher than any other training he has undertaken.

But encouragingly for supporters, he seems to be revelling in Mauricio Pochettino's plans, and the forward says that he's not the only one.

“This is the hardest I have been working in my career,” Njie said to the Tottenham site. “It’s been going very well, we’ve been training very hard and I think all the guys who are in have been doing well for themselves.

Tottenham's Clinton Njie, Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker during trainingTottenham's Clinton Njie, Joshua Onomah and Kyle Walker during training

“Training is tough but we need to do this because we want to have a great season. You saw last season that we were one of the best and fittest teams in the Premier League so I think this is the time to work harder to enable us to perform at the top level.

“Like I said, the sessions are really tough but we don’t complain because we will see the results in the end and that’s important.”

The Cameroonian international will be desperate to make an impression on Pochettino and his famously intense preseason. After joining from Lyon last season, Njie was gradually beginning to get some appearances under his belt at White Hart Lane, impressing in a cameo during the home win over Manchester City, before he suffered a knee injury in December that ruled him out for all but 25 minutes of the rest of the season.

Tottenham's Clinton NjieTottenham's Clinton Njie

After joining late on in the transfer window last summer, it was always going to be a case of catch up for the 22-year-old, especially in terms of fitness and coming to terms with Pochettino's pressing tactics.

Njie's participation in a full preseason, not interrupted by internationals this month, could be exciting for Tottenham fans still waiting to see the best of the the forward.

Tottenham's Clinton Njie sat in the standsTottenham's Clinton Njie sat in the stands

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