Loanee plans breakthrough season
Australian midfielder Massimo Luongo, aims to use this season to springboard himself into the Spurs line-up by impressing with League One side Swindon Town.
The man from Sydney was unable to break into the Villas Boas’s side, who already possess a phalanx of top class midfielders.
Swindon Director Lee Power and Spur’s Tim Sherwood are close friends and share a passion for playing attractive passing football.
By showcasing his skills at Paulo Di Canio’s old club Luongo will either catch the eye of his Portuguese coach or put himself in the shop window for a move away from White Hart Lane.
Either way, the 20-year-old is looking forward to a promotion push with the Robins,
Speaking to The World Game he said: “It’s going to be playing out from the back and keeping the ball on the deck and we’re going to try and win promotion playing the game as it should be played.
“This is a platform for me to either go back to Spurs and make the first team squad or attract the attention of another club and move on, maybe even a permanent move to Swindon. Who knows?.
The Wiltshire side are on the verge of becoming a feeder club for Tottenham, with Luongo one of four players on loan from the Premier League giants.
Luongo commented: “The important thing for me is to get matches under my belt and make my mark. I haven’t caught the eye of AVB at Spurs as I would have liked, but maybe this is another way of doing it.”
The midfielder has made only one appearance under AVB, a League Cup match against Stoke in 2011.