Tottenham: Journalist feels ‘sorry’ for Japhet Tanganga
Journalist Ryan Taylor has been left feeling ‘sorry’ for defender Japhet Tanganga after how Tottenham boss Antonio Conte‘s treated him.
The Lowdown: Tanganga linked with exit…
Over the January transfer window, Spurs’ young centre-back was linked with a move away from N17 as a number of clubs took real interest.
Reports suggested that Tanganga was attracting ‘huge’ attention with as many as seven clubs identifying him as a target last month.
However, Conte opted not to let him go and instead kept hold of the Englishman – potentially to reinforce his squad numbers.
The Latest: Taylor makes Tanganga claim…
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, reporter Taylor has claimed that he feels sorry for the 23-year-old – mainly because Conte has ‘halted’ his progression.
“Davinson Sanchez has never been good enough. Japhet Tanganga, I feel sorry for because he’s not had a run of games, his progression was really halted”.
The Verdict: Right verdict?
Tanganga has displayed his sky-high potential on numerous occasions when given the chance, most notably in a stunning performance against Premier League champions Man City last season.
Indeed, the homegrown ace drew praise from Sky pundit Gary Neville for his one-v-one displays against the likes of Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling.
Neville branded Tanganga ‘really special‘ after that performance under Nuno Espirito Santo with the former Spurs boss also calling him ‘huge’.
Since Conte’s appointment though, and especially this season, Tanganga hasn’t been able to grasp regular minutes – starting just two top flight matches this season.
It is a real shame to see him relegated to the sidelines considering he could’ve gone out on loan last month, but the player will be hoping he can work his way into Conte’s plans.