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Watch: Do Spurs really have a Messi like talent on their hands?

Eyebrows were raised by some of the non-Tottenham Hotspur supporting punters in the Transfer Tavern yesterday. 

There were quotes circulating from Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino comparing burgeoning young talent Marcus Edwards to Lionel Messi.

The 17-year-old is noted as a prodigy at White Hart Lane and has an air of excitement surrounding him, even at this ridiculously early stage of his career.

“His qualities … it’s only looks – his body and the way that he plays – remember a little bit from the beginning of Messi,” the 45-year-old said.

While the Argentine coach was not making a direct comparison between the talented teen and the five-time Balon D’oR winner, he did hint at some similarities in the style of play.

Well, the youngster certainly made an impression last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-9IIXnT5fA

During his brief cameo against Gillingham in the EFL Cup at the Lane last night, the diminutive attacker embarked on a run somewhat reminiscent of a young Barcelona legend.

It goes without saying that Edwards has a ridiculously long way to go be considered in a similar bracket, though there is certainly a huge amount of excitement around him.

How far can Edwards go in the game? 


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