Report: £20m Tottenham player has been doing extra training sessions, he’s really impressed coaches
Spence made the £20 million switch to north London from Middlesbrough over the summer (The Guardian) but has barely played under Antonio Conte.
The 22-year-old has made just three appearances in the Premier League for Spurs, with all of them coming as a late substitute.
But Spence is seemingly working hard behind the scenes at Hotspur Way while he waits for his chance to impress Conte.
Spence doing extra sessions
The Athletic reports that staff at the club are impressed by Spence’s work ethic as he’s been doing extra sessions after his regular training.
The Englishman has encountered difficulties with one of his previous boss’ in Neil Warnock in the past, who said he ‘needed to sort himself out’.
But Spurs have been impressed with his attitude and none of these problems have re-emerged in north London.
The England U21 international impressed in the Championship last season but has found game time hard to come by at Tottenham.
Conte has preferred both Matt Doherty and Emerson Royal over the youngster so far, and even Ryan Sessegnon, Lucas Moura and Ivan Perisic have played more minutes at right wing-back.
But it seems that Spence is working hard for his opportunity and the Athletic notes that he is not frustrated by the lack of game time.
Spence will be hoping to get some more minutes under his belt tonight as Spurs travel to the City Ground to face his old side Nottingham Forest.
The domestic cup competitions seem like Spence’s most realistic chance of getting the opportunity to showcase what he can do.
But it remains to be seen if Conte has the same view and he will be mindful that the EFL Cup represents a good chance for Spurs to end their trophy drought.
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