Ashley Phillips, a defender for Tottenham Hotspur, has excelled throughout his loan stint away from the team.
The Tottenham summer addition joined Plymouth Argyle earlier this week, where he will remain until the end of the campaign.
On Saturday, Phillips made his Championship team debut by playing the entire ninety minutes in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield.
In his Pilgrims debut, the 18-year-old Spurs defender was excellent and put up some fantastic numbers.
Phillips made six clearances, two interceptions, and one block, according to The Spurs Express.
In addition, he made 24 accurate passes, prevailed in two ground and one aerial battle, and was never dribbled past.
Speaking on Soccer Saturday, Sky Sports commentator Alan McInally was excited to inform Paul Merson about Phillips’ exceptional skill.
Merse, recall approximately 20 years ago we spoke about a young full-back called Mr Trippier, I’ve got another one for us,” he said, as transcribed by HotspurReports.
“18-year-old Ashley Phillips, a center-back on loan from Spurs, is going to be a superstar!”
Ashley Phillips, defender for Tottenham Hotspur, is a future star.
The summer saw Phillips, an England Under-21 defender, sign a £3 million deal to join Spurs from Blackburn Rovers.
Regretfully, an injury sustained while on international service prevented Ange Postecoglou from giving the teenager his debut in November, despite reports that he was prepared to do so.
Now that Radu Dragusin is a Tottenham player, Phillips has been sent out on loan to play regularly for the first team.
The Spurs player is making progress, and the fact that a renowned expert like McInally is praising him so highly says volumes about his caliber.
You might make the case that Postecoglou ought to have kept him at Tottenham for the current campaign, but it might have been too much, too fast.
Now that Phillips has more opportunities to play and hone his talents, he may be prepared to make frequent appearances for Spurs the next season.