Kieran McKenna, the manager of Ipswich Town, is certain that Dane Scarlett will develop as a player during his loan assignment at Portman Road Stadium.
At Spurs, Scarlett is highly regarded, and many see him as a future first-team possibility.
In fact, Ange Postecoglou even substituted the striker for Fulham in the second half of the Carabao Cup game in August, saying at the time that the youngster had impressed him in practice (Football.London).
The former member of the Spurs academy spent the previous campaign on loan at Portsmouth, but things did not go as expected for him at Fratton Park.
Big season ahead for Dane Scarlett at Ipswich
Scarlett will be looking for better results at Ipswich, although so far this year, he has made just four Championship appearances for the Tractor Boys, all of which he has done off the bench (Transfermarkt).
Since working with Scarlett while serving as the academy coach for Tottenham, McKenna is well acquainted with the striker, and the 37-year-old has now said that the youngster’s moment will come.
Dane is a young striker with a strong pedigree who has had to be patient because he arrived late in the window but has a lot of talent, the man told The Times. With us, he’ll develop.
Given that Ipswich has had a strong start to the season and is currently second in the standings, it is understandable why McKenna would not want to alter a successful formula.
But the 19-year-old will probably have his opportunities sooner rather than later, so he must seize them with both hands.
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Clinton Morrison believes that Cristian Romero has improved since Micky Van de Ven joined Tottenham Hotspur.
Romero was one of several Tottenham players who found it difficult to play at his peak last season. The Argentine made some questionable decisions, especially in the second half of the season.
The 25-year-old has, however, looked more like the player we see in an Argentina jersey in the opening eight games of this season.
The former Juventus player now holding the vice-captaincy and emerging as the captain of Spurs’ young backline appears to be playing with considerably more responsibility.
Romero’s skill as a defender, according to Morrison, was never really in question, but he now seems to have overcome his propensity for being careless.
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The former Crystal Palace striker, waxing lyrical about Tottenham’s center-back partnership, attributed that change to Van de Ven’s arrival.
Romero is a better player now that Van de Ven has improved him, according to the analyst, who spoke to Sky Sports. He is the younger man. He is able to cover ground. The youthful player outran Luton and scored the game-winning goal.
“I believe that the two of them [Romero and Van de Ven] make a pretty effective combination play. Romero is assertive and capable of defense. We all know he’s a good defender, but occasionally he loses his composure, receives a yellow card, and then commits another careless tackle, receiving a red card.
Van de Ven might be one of the summer’s top signings because he is currently so crucial to the club. He has been excellent. He is big, forceful, and at ease in possession according to Postecoglou, the boss.
Romero’s anger was not well channeled by Conte, but Postecoglou appears to have been able to do so by include the Argentine in the new leadership team.
Romero’s body language now makes it clear that he is much more committed to this group because he has a sense of ownership as one of the more experienced leaders that the younger players look up to.