Report shares whether wonderkid will start Tottenham clash against Aston Villa
By Harry Sykes
Tottenham wonderkid Marcus Edwards will not be available for the team’s FA Cup clash against Aston Villa on Sunday, according to a report.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he will make a number of changes to his regular side against the Championship club, which will give opportunities to the latest crop of emerging White Hart Lane stars.
The likes of central midfielder Harry Winks, centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers and attacking midfielder Josh Onomah are in contention to start the White Hart Lane encounter alongside senior fringe men such as Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies, Vincent Janssen, Kevin Wimmer and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.
But Football London claim teenage sensation Edwards will not be joining them in the squad that takes on former Premier League outfit Villa on Sunday.
It is said that the 17-year-old attacking midfielder has still not recovered from the ankle injury that has sidelined him since October, while he “has also just had his tonsils taken out”.
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Edwards was handed his senior Spurs debut as a second-half substitute in their 5-0 League Cup win over Gillingham in September, 24 hours after being hailed as a potential great by Pochettino.
“He [Edwards] is a very good prospect and, potentially, he can be a top player but we need to be patient and tell him that he has a lot of talent, enough talent to be a top player, a great player but now it’s how he builds his future, that’s very important,” Pochettino said, as quoted by the Telegraph. “And it’s our responsibility to tell him.”
The young playmaker was selected on Spurs’ pre-season tour of Australia and made a huge impression in a number of pre-season friendlies.
But he will have to wait for his second taste of senior football as he continues his recovery from the first serious injury of his career.
Pochettino explained at his pre-match press conference on Friday that he will rotate his team against Villa, although he stopped short of revealing how many changes he would make.
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