The Argentine and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has recently praised the Tottenham Hotspur starlet Marcus Edwards for his way of play in this small age.
Mauricio Pochettino admits that, the way that Edwards plays, remember him a little bit from the beginning of Messi and Mauricio Pochettino also admits that the youngster has a lot of talent, which is enough to be a top player, a great player but now it's how Edwards builds his future, that's very important.
Marcus Edwards is a skilful attacking midfielder who scored seven goals in 19 league appearances for Tottenham Hotspur Under-18s in 2015-16 and also represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 and could make his senior team debut against Gillingham in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, September 21
As the 17-years-old has been included in the Spurs squad for their third round EFL Cup clash at White Hart Lane against Gillingham on Wednesday.
And speaking in an interview ahead of the game, the Argentina and the Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino admits that, the way that Edwards plays reminds him of Messi and the young starlet has enough talent to be a great player in the future, but it’s all depends on the youngster, how he develops hi future,
As Mauricio Pochettino said,
"Well, Marcus Edwards, he is still 17 years old. The qualities... it's only looks, his body and the way that he plays, [we] remember a little bit from the beginning of Messi,"
"[Edwards] is a very good prospect and potentially he can be a top player but we need to be patient and tell him that he has a lot of talent - enough talent to be a top player, a great player - but now it's how he builds his future. That's very important and it's our responsibility to tell him." He added.
Pochettino also added that Edwards is a little bit like the Argentine international and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Érik Lamela,
As Pochettino stated,
“He's small, he's left-footed. OK, remember a little bit [Erik] Lamela when he was at River Plate, remember he had long hair, when he was 14, 15 years old?"
"There are a lot of videos on YouTube that you can see, that he took the ball, didn't give a pass and shot straight away." Pochettino concluded.