By Dominic Toner
Matt Le Tissier believes that Tottenham youngster Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has all the potential to be a top Premier League player if he is given the chance.
The 21-year-old moved to White Hart Lane in the summer and has found his opportunities limited by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The attacking midfielder has made nine appearances this season, but is yet to complete 90 minutes in any match.
Spurs are blessed with several attacking options and the likes of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Moussa Sissoko are yet to show any consistency this campaign.
Sky Sports pundit Le Tissier claims that N’Koudou has shown glimpses of his quality and just needs a run in the team.
“He’s had a few substitute appearances and shown flashes of what he can do, so in time he’ll show he’s an asset for Spurs,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports. “He’s young – just 21 years old – and he’s got qualities that suggest he could be a success in this league if Mauricio Pochettino gives him chances.”
N’Koudou was an £11million signing from French club Marseille in the summer transfer window and has played just 30 minutes in total in the top-flight.
Spurs are currently challenging of the title and Pochettino is rightly naming his strongest XI, but N’Koudou did not get a look during the club’s poor form in October and November.
N’Koudou made 41 appearances last season for Marseille, scoring 10 goals and supplying five assists.
The right winger has made several good cameo appearances, in particular he caused Chelsea many problems at Stamford Bridge, but will hope to convince Pochettino against Manchester United on Sunday.
In other Tottenham news, Dele Alli and Wayne Rooney would be omitted from a best combined XI with United players.