Revealed: Report explains why Marcus Edwards has returned to Spurs from Norwich

Revealed: Report explains why Marcus Edwards has returned to Spurs from Norwich

TELFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Marcus Edwards of England U20's during the international match between England U20's and Netherlands U20's at the New Bucks Head Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Telford, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


Tottenham youngster Marcus Edwards’ loan spell at Norwich City was cut short because of concerns over his attitude, according to the Telegraph.

Edwards played just six minutes of football for Norwich in a 2-0 defeat to Fulham last month since joining the Championship side on loan last month.

The 19-year-old had previously been compared to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino, but the Spurs boss agreed to loan him out in January – something he rarely does with players he has future plans for.

Following their 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Tuesday night, Norwich manager Daniel Farke revealed Edwards had returned to Tottenham for “personal reasons”.

Now, the Telegraph is claiming Edwards will receive “a lecture on his time-keeping and general attitude” following concerns over those issues during his loan spell.

Spurs fans have often wondered why Pochettino – a coach renowned for putting his faith in youth – hasn’t given Edwards any opportunities in the first team despite his obvious talent.

But Pochettino’s reasons seem to have become apparent if the Telegraph’s report is to be believed.

Journalist Matt Law claims Edwards turned up late for every single Norwich training session and a number of team meetings.

Edwards’ chances of becoming a regular for Tottenham are looking increasing unlikely.


  1. Wake up, man up Marcus! You are on the verge of ruining a potentially great career. Unless you get a grip on yourself I’ll be seeing you playing against Wycombe Wanderers before long.

  2. There is the usual utterly hilarious article by the gooner called Harry Hotspur who, as we all know, knows absolutely nothing about Tottenham. Anyway the Edwards issue has allowed him to write his 57th blog about how terrible the Tottenham academy is. Generally reckoned to be in the top 3 or 4 in the country having produced, Kane, Bentaleb, Mason, Carroll, Caulker, Townsend, Livermore, Winks, Walker-Peters, Carter-Vickers. The Academy has also got decent fees for Luongo, Ward, Smith, Dawkins, Archer, Fredericks, Obika, Veljkovic making it incredibly profitable. There are more Tottenham academy players in the top 2 divisions than any other premier league club apparently. Hopefully Tottenham can sort Edwards out as he has real talent, but there are many, many footballers who fall by the wayside due to a poor attitude/family background etc.

  3. Sounding more and more like another Taarabt – bags of talent but the wrong attitude to make a consistent top-level career out of it.


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