Les Ferdinand described him in the ITV studio as 'Kyle Walker-esque', and already Spurs fans are raving about him being better than Kyle Naughton.
Ryan Fredericks made his Tottenham debut off the bench last night against Anzhi Makhachkala in a 4-1 win, playing for 45 minutes.
He came on for Danny Rose, but played in his more comfortable position on the right with Kyle Naughton switching to the left, and did enough surely to warrant further opportunities with the first team.
Fredericks is no teenager, he is a 21-year-old, the same age as Erik Lamela, but has had just one brief loan spell at Brentford as a taste of first team action previously last season.
His pace clearly worried the Anzhi defence, as he won the penalty win a driving run which Roberto Soldado converted for his hat-trick.
In the 45 minutes Fredericks was on the pitch, he provided three key passes, more than any Spurs player the entire game.
He also made three tackles - the second highest in the entire Spurs side - and two clearances, more than Danny Rose did during his 45 minutes.
It was an immensely promising performance from the player, who appeared determined not to let the rare chance pass him by.
Here is how Tottenham fans reacted to his display...
Young Fredericks has done really well since coming on. Like to see him get some more opportunities.— Rob Cornish (@ronburgundy1961) December 12, 2013
Tidy performance. Everyone stepping up their game. Pleased for RS9. Fredericks bright future. Cant wait for Sun teamsheet— Andre Villas-Martin (@A_V_M_N17) December 12, 2013
Fredericks did really well attacking wise— Eren Yeager (@LewisCutmore) December 12, 2013
Ryan Fredericks was very good but be honest wont break into the team. Walker is 2 years older than him.. He will be our 2nd choice one IMO— Will Gilford (Gilly) (@_GillySpurs) December 12, 2013
Kyle Walker has finally got some decent competion. Take a bow Ryan Fredericks #COYS— Barry Thatcher (@ThatcherBarry) December 12, 2013
Naughton's face looks like he just realized fredericks took his spot on the squad #coys— Peluche (@DanYullEastwood) December 12, 2013
Fredericks so much better than naughton!!! #coys— Danny Carter (@Getcarter83) December 12, 2013
Who's this fellow Fredericks? Really nippy and nice touch #coys— Charles Crawford (@CharlesCrawford) December 12, 2013
Fredericks looking good, always been great in the reserves. #COYS— Jerry Thomas (@lushattic) December 12, 2013
When would you next like to see Fredericks given a game for Tottenham?
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