Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Pritchard says that it is a great experience to be at the same club as Christian Eriksen.
Alex Pritchard says that being able to train with players like Christian Eriksen when back at his parent club has helped him develop his game.
The 21-year-old winger is currently out on loan at Brentford, after completing a season-long-loan move to the Bees earlier in the window, but he has appreciated his brief time at Tottenham in his career so far.
He said he learnt a lot from training alongside the Danish international and that playing with some of the best players in the world is a great experience.
“Coming from a club like Spurs, I have always learned from the best players in the world and try to watch people in my position like Christian Eriksen, whose technical ability is brilliant," he revealed.
Pritchard is currently hoping to prove that he has the qualities required to make it at White Hart Lane on his loan spell in the Championship.
So far he has gone about it in the right way and been one the stars of Brentford’s early season, as they look to show they can compete at a higher level after being promoted last season.
The Bees picked up their first win of the campaign against Blackpool last night and Pritchard was on the scoresheet, netting the equaliser before Stuart Dallas rounded off the 2-1 win.
It is a promising sign that Pritchard could be able to enjoy another productive loan spell.
His first temporary move away saw him join Peterborough United in 2012/13 and he forced his way into Darren Ferguson’s starting line-up towards the back-end of that season, impressing with his skill on the wing.
Posh had wanted to re-sign him for the following season, but instead Pritchard opted for a move to Swindon Town and it appears to have been a good decision as he took League One by storm with the Robins.
A Championship loan is fine reward for his displays at the third level and it seems as if he has been able to make the transition to Championship football easily.
He will now be hoping to continue with his progression and develop into a player that eventually becomes part of Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team squad at his parent club so he can compete alongside players like Eriksen more often.
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