On Thursday Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that hugely talented and rated youngster Marcus Edwards had headed to Holland for a loan spell with Excelsior.
Marcus Edwards has joined Dutch Eredivisie side @excelsiorrdam on loan until the end of the season.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2018
The 19-year-old heads out to the Dutch Eredivisie on a season-long loan deal and he’s long been considered a talent at Spurs, having made his senior bow as a substitute back in the 2016/17 season in the EFL Cup tie against Gillingham where we took a 5-0 victory.
He was set for a spell with Norwich City in the second half of the 2017/18 campaign but he only made one substitute appearance for them, and others issues took the headlines and from memory those issues caused the spell to be ended prematurely.
He has undoubted talent but he needs to knuckle down as football has seen plenty of talent wasted – yes they enjoy the riches of the game and the trappings it can bring, but with some discipline and application far more could’ve been on offer. It would be a shame for any more footballers to fall into that trap and from Norwich stories, I actually think the move out to Holland could be the making of this kid because he won’t have the UK press hounding him for a mistake.
Not everyone sees it that way though.
He only didn’t do anything for us at Norwich because his attitude was so poor in training!
— Elliot Cleveland (@Clevelan2Elliot) August 30, 2018
Best of luck to the player, he has far too much potential to not go on to be a top, top player for us.
If he can just knuckle down and apply the right attitude there’s absolutely no reason why he can’t work his way to a place in the Spurs first-team under Pochettino.
— Ricky Sacks ???? (@RickSpur) August 30, 2018
Hopefully he puts in the effort in this loan, attitude was poor during the last.
— Jack (@jackyaboii) August 30, 2018
Please let this be the move that gets him back on track to get a shot at our first team. ???? Good luck @marcusedwards__ !
— Freddie ???????? [Resits] (@Freddie_LR) August 30, 2018
Marcus you have so much potential and play for a manager that believes in youngsters!!!
Please get your head down and focus ????????
— Damien Buhagiar (@djBuhagiar) August 30, 2018
Get your head down and come back fighting for a first team place
— mmee3087 (@marcusmee) August 30, 2018
A number of tweeters panicked thinking we’d sold him and others blamed the club – the challenge is there for the lad to deserve Poch’s attention, it should never be gifted on a plate.
Help, support, an arm around the shoulder yes…but you make your mark based on merit, not sympathy.
Edwards’ challenge is to walk back through the door with merit.