Ruben Amorim defends Tottenham Hotspur for letting go of Marcus Edwards
Sporting Lisbon coach Ruben Amorim has defended Tottenham Hotspur for letting go of Marcus Edwards in 2019.
The 23-year-old graduated from the Spurs academy and spent two seasons out on loan to Norwich City and Excelsior, before moving to Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer of 2019.
Edwards only made one senior appearance for the Lilywhites since his promotion from the Spurs academy in 2015. He came off the bench against Gillingham FC in September 2016 which his side won 5-0.
Fast forward three years since his release, the winger will now return to north London to take on his former side in the Champions League later tonight.
The 23-year-old played the last game against us in which his side won 2-0. Edwards was sensational and almost scored a beautiful solo goal only to be denied by Hugo Lloris‘ fine save at the end.
Speaking to Football. London ahead of the game, Sporting boss Amorim was asked if he was surprised that the Lilywhites let the winger go. This is what he had to say:
“No, because this happens with several players. Coaches and Sporting don’t have to get everything right all the time. Some players are not at that level and that doesn’t just mean the talent. That happens with talented players and big players.”
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Edwards has played in all the Champions League games for his side this season. He is likely to start against us this evening and fans will hope that he has a quiet game. A win will secure our qualification to the next round, but it likely won’t come easy.