Dilan Markanday

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Hmmm. Not really an opinion it was more a judgement and very final. Leave a little room there man.
Fair do’s.

Probably was a bit judgemental on the very little I have seen of him. Just giving my take as I see it now. But as with every player I do down if they prove me wrong I’ll admit and be happy that they have done so. Only an idiot sticks with an opinion in the light of new evidence.

In any case we can all hope the lad comes good.
 

Airfixx

Death to petro-murder-ball sports-washing.
Fair do’s.

Probably was a bit judgemental on the very little I have seen of him. Just giving my take as I see it now. But as with every player I do down if they prove me wrong I’ll admit and be happy that they have done so. Only an idiot sticks with an opinion in the light of new evidence.

In any case we can all hope the lad comes good.

I think the point here isn't how wonderfully pliable your opinions are; it's simply needlessly premature to be casting opinions over young 'kids' after their first 10 minutes or so of senior football. It's bad enough when brand new senior players get written of by the arm-chair pundits after 1 game (see Emerson)......

People need to curb their desperate desire to make judgement calls over players or other similar matters. Despite what many of the twitter-atti have convinced themselves, there's no prizes or meaningful kudos to be found by being the first to 'call it' regarding someone or something's failure.

Let shit breath.
 
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Just play him

He’s clearly more skilful than Lucas, we have nothing to lose this season. Let’s blood young uns and push the wasters out
 
Should be given a few sub appearances until Jan to at least see if he can hack it. If not , then send him on loan.
Just play him. Sub is hard to impact the game, under pressure to make something happen. Can he be worse than Lucas? Doubt it…. What are we losing by binning baldie? Some work rate but zero quality

Chuck the yoots in, there are 7 or so senior players that should never play for us again so banish them
 

ON THE MARK

Tottenham kid Dilan Markanday is the first British Asian to play for Spurs and wants to play for the club for 15 years​


  • 14:46, 2 Dec 2021
  • Updated: 14:57, 2 Dec 2021
IF Antonio Conte is looking for goals from wide players, he may find it in dynamic winger Dilan Markanday.

The 20-year-old youth star has been a revelation in Tottenham's U23 side this season, scoring 11 times in 12 games, as well as providing four assists.

Back in October, he was rewarded for his fine form with a first team debut in the Europa League Conference against Vitesse Arnhem and became the first British Asian to play for the North London side.

Weeks later, he was named October Player of the Month in the Premier League 2 - having been nominated twice before.

Markanday just has six months left to run on his current deal, and has been linked with a move away from the club.

However, he has revealed that he hopes to play for the club he loves for the next 15 years.


ONE CLUB MAN​

Markanday, who is of Indian heritage and was born and raised in Barnet, joined Spurs when he was just 11.

He is looking to be a pioneer for Asian footballers, who he hopes will follow in his footsteps.

The promising talent is also desperate to fulfil his potential with the club, and stay there for the duration of his football career.

"It was a proud moment being the first British Asian, it is obviously great," he said.


"I hope more and more come through and I am the first of many.

"I hope that lots of British Asians make that step, believe in themselves, back themselves and can come through and show what they can do.

"I hope they all see it and like it and are inspired by it, I hope they keep supporting me, following me and hopefully one of those watching will go on and do it themselves.

"The dream is to play for Tottenham for the next 15 years, playing every game, but obviously I know things might not work out and there are going to be ups and downs."


ROLE MODELS​

Watching Markanday in action, you can see glimpses of his idols in his game.

He looks up to stars like Riyad Mahrez and Mohamed Salah, while Lionel Messi is an obvious hero.

But with all the hype about his ethnicity and being a trailblazer, he has made it clear that he won't put extra pressure on himself to succeed and be a flag bearer for British Asian players.

"I have been aware of it on social media, people supporting me, following me and following my journey," Markanday revealed.


"I try not to let it affect my football, I try not to put pressure on myself to think I have to do it for other people.

"I am doing it for myself and along the way I hope to inspire other people that anything is possible.

"I have always been aware that the numbers haven't been as much as anyone wanted them to be, but it is all about believing in yourself.

"All my family have been so supportive of me, taking that step, leaving school and trying to do football full-time.


"They have always supported me. Of course there are always going to be people who doubt you and say you shouldn't have done that, but it is all about me and believing in myself and hopefully I can prove anyone who has doubted me wrong and I can keep going."

WILL HE GROW AT SPURS?​

While Markanday has already made his plans clear for a long haul in North London, his future at the club is in the air.

With Conte preferring his rigid 3-4-3 formation with wing backs, he might need to master a more defensive position.

He did deputise as a left-back for the U23's, however, that does take away one of his many attributes - being a goalscoring threat.


Because of his need for first team football experience, Markanday has been linked with a loan move in January, with clubs including Bournemouth, QPR, Stoke and Nottingham Forest reportedly registering their interest.

However, with just six months left on his contract there is a chance Tottenham could lose the wonderkid for free in the summer.

A new deal is on the table, but he is yet to put pen to paper.

Time will tell whether Spurs will regret not signing him up sooner.
 
Have to laugh at us loaning out or not playing our talent as if our first team is making it impossible to give them a chance

Tangangas or Rodons development stifled for the sake of using Sanchez. Really
 
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