Connect with us

ARTICLES

“This happens”- Ruben Amorim defends Tottenham Hotspur for letting Marcus Edwards leave as a free agent several years ago

Published

on

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.”

Ruben Amorim defends Tottenham Hotspur for letting go of Marcus Edwards. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)
Marcus Edwards for Sporting CP. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

More Tottenham Hotspur News

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.

Spurs Transfer News

Evan N'Dicka has been with Eintracht Frankfurt since 2018 (Getty Images) Evan N'Dicka has been with Eintracht Frankfurt since 2018 (Getty Images)
ARTICLES12 hours ago

West Ham in the race with Tottenham Hotspur for 23-year-old Bundesliga centre-back

West Ham United and Newcastle in transfer race with Tottenham Hotspur for Evan Ndicka West Ham United and Newcastle United...

Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
ARTICLES20 hours ago

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for former Arsenal goalkeeper to succeed Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to succeed Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur are among teams that...

Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022. Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Marseille exit race for 29-year-old Tottenham target due to increased price tag

Marseille no longer running after Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Ruslan Malinovskyi Olympique de Marseille (OM) have exited the race for...

Marcus thuram Marcus thuram
ARTICLES2 days ago

“He will have many offers”- Bundesliga coach makes honest admission about Tottenham target Marcus Thuram

Oliver Neuville thinks Tottenham target Marcus Thuram may not stay at Borussia Monchengladbach beyond this season Speaking in an interview...

Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images) Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

“He’s useless”- Pundit tells Tottenham Hotspur to sell 23-year-old player

Transfer News: Gabby Agbonlahor backs Tottenham Hotspur to sell Emerson Royal Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Tottenham...

Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES3 days ago

Fiorentina chief delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit

Transfer News: Fiorentina director delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit Fabrizio Romano‘s latest tweet on...

Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images) Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images)
ARTICLES3 days ago

Report: Tottenham’s Richarlison among four quality strikers on Real Madrid’s wishlist

Tottenham star Richarlison and Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus on four-man Real Madrid striker shortlist Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison is on a...

Bryan Gil during his time in Seville. Bryan Gil during his time in Seville.
ARTICLES3 days ago

Report: Antonio Conte’s transfer stance on Spurs player with 73 minutes this season hasn’t changed

Tottenham Hotspur star Bryan Gil will be allowed to leave on loan if Antonio Conte brings in a replacement According...

Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams. Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams.
ARTICLES3 days ago

“Step up to a big club”- Inaki Williams gives ringing endorsement of Tottenham transfer target

Inaki Williams gives a ringing endorsement of Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Mohammed Kudus Speaking in an interview with Radio Marca...

Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images) Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images)
ARTICLES3 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for France international playing in Bundesliga

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for French striker Marcus Thuram According to journalist Ignazio Genuardi, via the Transfer Tavern (h/t Football....