Tottenham's Nathan Oduwa shows loan use at Luton was potential error

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Nathan Oduwa netted twice for the club's under-21 side.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Nathan Oduwa made a major impression for the under-21s on Monday.

The winger netted two goals to earn his side a 3-3 draw against Manchester City, with Harry Winks netting the other.

Oduwa has just returned from a loan spell at Luton Town, where he did not get the chances he may have hoped for.

The 19-year-old winger made only three starts of a possible 18, with 11 appearances in total. From March 7 onwards the highest amount of minutes he played in a game was 26, against Portsmouth.

Luton boss John Still was apparently unwilling to throw him in to start on a consistent basis. The Hatters finished in eighth place, just one point off the play-offs in League Two.

Oduwa has departed the club now, and fans were regretful on Twitter that he had not been given more opportunities:




The winger was named by The Telegraph this year as one of four players Mauricio Pochettino could fast-track into the Spurs first team, along with Josh Onomah, Harry Winks and Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Oduwa's performance yesterday was him re-establishing himself back on familiar ground at Spurs, showing his Luton experience had not been detrimental at all, scoring twice within just over an hour of action.

If anything it will have made him better prepared for the rigours of the professional game, and his goals against Manchester City's youngsters will have done wonders for his confidence.




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