Tottenham Hotspur ace Marcus Edwards comments on Mauricio Pochettino

(L-R) Marcus Edwards of Excelsior, Kik Pierie of SC Heerenveen  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between SC Heerenveen v Excelsior at the Abe Lenstra Stadium on March 30, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Marcus Edwards has not featured for Mauricio Pochettino's side since 2016.

(L-R) Marcus Edwards of Excelsior, Kik Pierie of SC Heerenveen  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between SC Heerenveen v Excelsior at the Abe Lenstra Stadium on March 30, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Marcus Edwards has told the Independent that he was grateful to Mauricio Pochettino for comparing him to Lionel Messi.

Pochettino famously suggested that Edwards could become Tottenham's Messi, when the attacker was just 16.

Since, Edwards’ career has stalled - and it has only been on a loan spell with Excelsior where the forward has started to show his potential again.

 

Pochettino has since admitted to Football London that he regrets making the comments about Edwards, as he feels they put too much pressure on the prospect.

But the Tottenham man insists that he is still pleased that Pochettino made them.

“It was just nice to know that the manager thought I was a good player,” he said.

(L-R) Marcus Edwards of Excelsior, Kik Pierie of SC Heerenveen  during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Excelsior v SC Heerenveen at the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium on September 22, 2018...

“I just feel like he was very welcoming, he made you feel part of the team.”

Whether Edwards has any chance of making a success of his time at Tottenham again now remains to be seen.

Edwards has not played for Spurs’ first-team 2016, but Pochettino will surely have been impressed by what he saw from the England youth international in Holland.

Edwards may now face the most important pre-season of his career, as if he can impress for Spurs in friendly matches, he may just convince Pochettino that he still has what it takes to make it at White Hart Lane.

(L-R) Kik Pierie of Heerenveen, Marcus Edwards of Excelsior during the Dutch Eredivisie match between sc Heerenveen and sbv Excelsior Rotterdam at Abe Lenstra Stadium on March 30, 2019 in...

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