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“Jack Clarke is in a really precarious position.” Paul Robinson gives his opinion on what youngster should do
By Bruce Grove -

Jack Clarke struggled on loan at Leeds United and QPR last season, and Tottenham decided to allow him to stay and train with their first team in this campaign instead.

He has been able to watch the likes of Gareth Bale and Harry Kane train, but that alone will not help his development, and Paul Robinson thinks that he will have to leave Tottenham for a loan stint next month if he is serious about developing as a player.

He told Football Insider that the winger is simply too good to just play Under23 football at the moment.

He might have been training with the club’s first team, but if he wants to become a first-team regular at Spurs in the future, then he needs to go out on loan and get first-team experience, else he’d end up on the fringes of the Tottenham squad.

“He’s made a couple of European squads but he is very rarely involved with the first team,” he told Football Insider.

“Jack Clarke is in a really precarious position. He is at the risk of being on the fringes of the Spurs squad and not playing any football. If he doesn’t want to go out on loan again you wonder what his mentality is.

“The Under-23s is not the place for Jack Clarke. Training everyday with the first team is fantastic for him and great for his education but he is too good to be playing football for the Under-23s.

“Look at Troy Parrott, at Clarke’s age you do not want to just come on for 10 minutes in a European game that has no relevance every now and again.

“He needs to play football if he wants Spurs to be his club long-term. He needs to go out on loan.”

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Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago

Jack’s got it in him. £10mil well spent. Gonna do well here

Paul
Paul
10 months ago

Maybe it is that inverted winger thing. Once upon a time wingers go down the flank and drop a dime of the PK spot. Now we see Salah with the best left foot in England dribbling to the 6yard line from the right side. Someone reinvented the game and told us your backs are supposed to get down the line and whip that ball in. The skilled wingers do not have a job. I look at Arsenal, Pepe, playing on right Pierre on the left. Saka pure left footed, now move to the right and Pepe on the bench lets see how long that last. The kids arent learning the fundamentals. He might go on loan and have no idea who he is or what he is suppose to do with wingbacks standing on top of him.

Last edited 10 months ago by Paul
Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Yes there’s not many wingers who get to the by line these days…good point.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Very true. I’d teach him to defend then turn him into a wing back. He’s still young.

eddie
eddie
10 months ago

Talk is he will go on loan to a Championship side next month.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago
Reply to  eddie

Pointless!!. Play him in the first team or sell him!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago

Oh come on man.

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
10 months ago

If your trying to win something it might be too much of a gamble to play the youngsters..which is a shame, he has looked promising on the very brief time he had in the Europa

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago
Reply to  Lilywhitesmurf

Disagree by freshening things up surely it makes sense to select the likes of Messrs Clarke, Cirken, White and Scarlett?

Lilywhitesmurf
Lilywhitesmurf
10 months ago

I would but Jose won’t.

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
10 months ago
Reply to  Lilywhitesmurf

Which is why by simply rotating the same old stale stock ain’t the solution!!

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  Lilywhitesmurf

Why won’t he?

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago

Them young boys will get their chance soon enough. Don’t forget young Alfie devine.

MrChickenhead
MrChickenhead
10 months ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

Might be still suspended after trying to snap Drinkwater’s legs off.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
10 months ago
Reply to  MrChickenhead

Loved it from the boy. Obviously he’ll have to control that aggression in the future but it’s good to see he has that in him. Got a bit a naughty in his game I like that

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