Mexican with a bright future.
Despite being highly regarded at former club Barcelona, Mexican forward Giovani dos Santos has so far been unable to break into Tottenham Hotspur’s first XI and was even loaned out to lower league club Ipswich Town last season. However, Spurs’ manager Harry Redknapp insists the player still has a future at White Hart Lane.
In particular, Redknapp was impressed with the Mexican international’s performance in the League Cup and hinted that, with continued dedication, a place in his senior squad could be bestowed unto him.
The Lilywhite boss explained to the Evening Star, “Giovani played in the Carling Cup and did very well. He looked lively, so hopefully he can continue in that form.
“If he dedicates himself to being a top player, then he will have a part to play here.
“He’s got all the ability, but it’s up to him now,” concluded Redknapp. (Goal.com)
When Giovani first arrived at White Hart Lane many were shocked and pleased to see the Barcelona starlet make the move but he has struggled to make an impact at the club under successive Tottenham manager’s and it’s good to see that Harry Redknapp does believe the Mexican has a bright future at the club.
Still just 20 the adaptable attacker clearly has the ability to make a name for himself but has to learn how to play the game in the Premier League. The nippy youngster is now doing wonders for his national team and when he gets his chance to make an impact, and that may come this season, he needs to grasp the opportunity with both hands.
Unlike Adel Taarabt, who is also in theory a player with a good future at the club, Giovani has already shown what he can as he wowed the crowds at the Camp Nou and subsequently brought the attention of the club. It may be beneficial to the lad to send him out on loan again, as he was last term at Ipswich Town, but perhaps on this occasion he could be better placed to move to a lower level Premier League team.
Dos Santos does have a great future in the game and I am sure that Spurs fans hope that he excels at White Hart Lane and given time he surely will make his mark.