With Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Kyle Walker-Peters already in the Tottenham Hotspur senior squad, the Lilywhites aren’t against pulling another homegrown star through their ranks. This time, though it’s young Jack Roles who they want to see more of after he scored two and assisted two in a 5-4 win over Athletic Bilbao’s U23s last night.
65 – GOAL! Back in it! Roles in from the left, side-stepped a couple of tackles and finished clinically from 12 yards. #COYS
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 23 January 2019
The 19-year-old central midfielder played a starring role in Tottenham’s final group game in the Premier League International Cup. After setting up Vincent Janssen to open the scoring before curling in a free-kick inside 15 minutes, his work was undone when Atletic Club turned the game on its head and took a 3-2 lead. The game was far from over, though, as Roles went on to crush the Basque club.
The youngster would score another and set one more up at the young Lilywhites won the game 5-4, progressing to the last eight of the competition without defeat. After his performance, the fans have been demanding that the youngster gets a senior opportunity. Having played yesterday, there’s no way he’ll be in the squad for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash, but with an FA Cup 4th round tie against Crystal Palace on Sunday, the fans would love to see Roles involved.
You can read the Lilywhites’ thoughts on Roles here:
He should be in the first team squad to cover for @dele_official . Roles scores goals.
— Special K (@Spurs_SpecialK) January 23, 2019
Get him in the squad next week he’s been doing really well
— Sam Thompson (@Thompson123Sam) January 23, 2019
He scores goals, Jack Roles, he scores goals
— Joseph Yobo [LMcK] (@szechuancereaI1) January 23, 2019
HE SCORES GOALS
— dan (@danceinastorms) January 24, 2019
Needs to be with the 1st team.
— . (@jcthfc) January 23, 2019
Can he start upfront tomorrow
— Tottenham Connected (@TottenhamConne1) January 23, 2019
The Lilywhites absolutely loved seeing Jack Roles toying with Bilbao yesterday and would be desperate to see him chanced against Palace on Sunday.
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