Tottenham youngster Marcel Lavinier has revealed it was a ‘good experience’ to be a part of his first Premier League matchday squad today, despite the disappointing Tottenham result.
With Matt Doherty picking up an injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season, Emerson Royal has become the only senior right-back in Tottenham.
As such, Marcel Lavinier has been promoted to second-choice it seems, with the 21-year-old academy graduate on the bench for today’s defeat against Brighton.
While the youngster was not used, it was a big step for him to be included in his very first Premier League matchday squad
Taking to Twitter after the match today, Lavinier revealed it was a good experience for him to be around the senior squad, even if he was gutted with the three points dropped
Disappointing result today but good experience being involved with the team 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/0kRgkQpnnw
— Marcel Lavinier (@MarcelLavinier) April 16, 2022
The youngster was part of Spurs’ 25-man squad for the UEFA Europa Conference League and had already been handed a debut by Jose Mourinho last season.
He offers rapid acceleration and pace that’ll undoubtedly cause trouble in the final third and will only help in tracking back.
‘Lavinier loves to get forward and is very direct – often looking up and aiming to ping balls into the area, but he’s an equally competent defender,’ claim the Daily Mail.
‘His confidence is boosted by how comfortable he is on the ball – he’s a decent finisher for a defender and has considerable technique, making him a great option as an attacking full-back”
Lavinier can also play at centre back or as a wing back. He’s a versatile and dynamic defender who is comfortable playing on the right or the centre of defence.
This season has seen the versatile youngster make 17 appearances at Premier League 2 level for Spurs, notching four assists, including having stints playing at right-back, left-back and also as holding midfield.