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Report: Tottenham 22-year-old now set to benefit from World Cup break with first-team chance coming

Report: Tottenham 22-year-old now set to benefit from World Cup break with first-team chance coming

Tottenham are planning a number of behind closed doors friendlies during the World Cup break and Djed Spence is finally set to get his chance.

Spence has struggled for game time since signing from Middlesbrough in the summer for around £20m. Despite starring for Nottingham Forest on loan, Spence has had few chances under Antonio Conte.

Currently, Spence finds himself behind Emerson Royal and Mat Doherty in the pecking order. However, the 22-year-could be about to get a chance to change that.

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Football London reports how Tottenham are due to play some behind closed doors friendlies. And in those friendlies, Spence will be given his chance to impress. FL claims how Conte will use the games to run the rule over Spence and other Spurs fringe players who are not in Qatar.

For Spence, it could be the ideal chance to show himself off. There is an acceptance among the Spurs fan base that Emerson Royal isn’t good enough. Spence, then, could be the player Tottenham fans want to see most post World Cup.

Tottenham signed a number of players alongside Spence in the summer. However, the likes of Perisic, Richarlison, and Bissouma have all had more game-time than the right-back.

TBR’s View: Spence needs clarity before January

Conte keeps saying Spence is one for the future but he must surely be getting annoyed watching Emerson play ahead of him each week.

The Brazilian is simply not the answer for Spurs and Spence, for all his rawness, has a lot in the locker.

These games will be the ideal chance for Spence to showcase his talents. For Conte, he’ll be looking to see Spence has learnt on the job since signing. And if he can show the Tottenham coach he has done that, then PL minutes could be around the corner.

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