N'Koudou posts Instagram message about Marcus Edwards
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
New Tottenham signing Georges-Kevin N’Koudou has revealed on Instagram he has taken wonderkid Marcus Edwards under his wing.
N’Koudou, 21, has struck up a bond with Edwards, 17, who has been hailed a potential great by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Frenchman, who joined from Marseille for £11million on the final day of the summer window posted a picture on social media site Instagram of the pair, describing Edwards as like his little brother.
A photo posted by private account: marcus1__ (@marcusedwards10) on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:07am PDT
N’Koudou captioned the photo: “With my little brother@marcusedwards10 haha the crazy guys”.
Playmaker Edwards made his senior Spurs bow two weeks ago in the club’s 5-0 League Cup demolition of Gillingham.
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N’Koudou is adjusting to life as a Premier League player after his protracted move from Marseille.
The attacking midfielder made his fourth consecutive substitute appearance for Tottenham in Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Manchester City.
N’Koudou, who replaced matchwinner Dele Alli after 86 minutes of the clash at White Hart Lane, revealed afterwards on his personal Twitter account that it had been a “great win” for his side and was “happy” to get some more minutes under his belt.
The atmosphere today ? great win and terrific team performance congrats to the lads ? happy to get a couple minutes too ? #COYS
— GK NKoudou (@gknkoudou) October 2, 2016
But Pochettino is set to keep N’Koudou waiting for his first Tottenham start after his protracted summer move from Ligue 1 left him without much of a pre-season.
“He’s not 100 per cent at the level we want him,” Pochettino said last Friday, as quoted by the Hertfordshire Mercury. “He’s very young and he needs to work a lot to arrive at his best.”
“It’s true that for the way we want to use him now, it’s perfect for him to be on the bench and make an impact as he did against CSKA [Moscow in the Champions League].”
Spurs’ win over City lifted them back to second in the Premier League and enable them to reduce the gap to the pacesetters to a single point.
Pochettino’s youthful team are now the only unbeaten side in the English top flight after accumulating 17 points from their opening seven league matches.
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