Player Watch Player Watch - Japhet Tanganga

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“I’ve been at Tottenham for a long time, since I was 10, and they’ve helped me a lot,” Tanganga said. “This club means a lot to me. I’d love to stay with them as long as I could and go on until I retire.”

Music to my ears.
 

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“I’ve been at Tottenham for a long time, since I was 10, and they’ve helped me a lot,” Tanganga said. “This club means a lot to me. I’d love to stay with them as long as I could and go on until I retire.”

Music to my ears.
Levy: “Five year deal. 7k a week, then, young Japhet.”
 

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I think we know he's a good CB, time to trial him at RB for the rest of the season because if he's good enough then we may only need one signing there with Japhet covering two positions.
 

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I think we know he's a good CB, time to trial him at RB for the rest of the season because if he's good enough then we may only need one signing there with Japhet covering two positions.
I think the main thing is that he gets enough game time to develop as a player. If that means he plays RB or CB hardly matters as all experience is good though as you say it would be useful if he was able to play both positions well.
 

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Some encouraging quotes in the Standard about his contract:


Tanganga has 18 months remaining on his Spurs contract but he is in talks over a new long-term deal and, if it was up to him, he would sign up to his boyhood club for life.

“I’ve been at Tottenham for a long time, since I was ten,” he said. “This club is fantastic, the staff, the coaches, everyone has just helped me. The club means a lot to me.

“Of course I’d love to stay as long as I could and go on until I retire. But that’s for the club to deal with me and for me to focus on the pitch and deliver as much as I possibly can.”
 

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Dier started at RB for us.

Seems a less risky area of the pitch to start a younger player and get them game time

Given his desire to stay, he's got a good future ahead...looks like he could be one to play CB in a couple of years

Wish more of our youth products had his pace, power and presence
 

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“I’ve been at Tottenham for a long time, since I was 10, and they’ve helped me a lot,” Tanganga said. “This club means a lot to me. I’d love to stay with them as long as I could and go on until I retire.”
💓
 

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It was about time we gave more chances to energetic passionate youngsters. Sick of watching Aurier and Ericksen, give the positions to other players who want it.

Tanganga in my opinion is more developed than King was when he first started, I hope that is a sign of things to come.
 

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It was about time we gave more chances to energetic passionate youngsters. Sick of watching Aurier and Ericksen, give the positions to other players who want it.

Tanganga in my opinion is more developed than King was when he first started, I hope that is a sign of things to come.
Tanganga looks the business, but that’s ott. Lesley also debuted at nearly two years younger, and by the end of 00/01 playing in midfield looked every bit the legend he became. We’ll be blessed of Tanganga ends up half as good (but half as injured too).
 

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He has a lot of the attributes Walker has and he did'nt do badly for us at RB.
 

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“I’ve been at Tottenham for a long time, since I was 10, and they’ve helped me a lot,” Tanganga said. “This club means a lot to me. I’d love to stay with them as long as I could and go on until I retire.”

Music to my ears.
Dare I say it...he could become the next Ledley. :woot:

I mean, without the knees of course, that would be nice. Also, he needs to keep working hard and improving. He's shown lots of promise so far and really is an exciting prospect. I hope he can keep it up!
 

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Really happy he is getting this chance. Like I said in the first post of this thread... i was really impress by his handling on Ronaldo... even thou it was a friendly, he did well against him.

Really hope he does well.
 

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King was a midfield rolls Royce from day one

I like tanganga, bags of potential but Ledders was a bit more spesh imo

I have no idea whether King was in midfield in the juniors, but he started his first team duties as a CB. It was Hoddle who played him in midfield for about half a season in his second year as a first teamer. In that hald season, King really blossomed, learning to read the game so well that when he returned to duty as CB, he could see how play develop so well that he never was caught out.
 
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