Well, at least we know what we can expect from him.
And no better place to hear it than from the horse’s mouth.
Yesterday Jack Clarke finally completed his loan move from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season, and he gave fans a little bit of an insight into the kind of player that they’d be getting. Which is good because he hasn’t exactly had many chances to strut his stuff in the early part of the season.
Speaking to the club website, he talked about what kind of player he is, and why he decided to come to West London for the remainder of the season:
“I like to create chances, take people on, I’m very direct with the ball and love running with it. I spoke to Mark [Warburton] a fair few times. He was one of the main factors in me coming here – in terms of how he wants to play football and how he sees me fitting in. I am just excited to get going and to kick-start things with my new team.”
Now that he’s said it though, it’s on him to deliver it.
By telling us what he can bring to the table, it’s not going to be good enough if he doesn’t deliver on what are essentially promises. Part of it does fall on the manager it must be said, because he has to put him into a system and a style of play that allows his talents to flourish, however at the same time, he has to show the manager and the fans that the club were right to make the investment in him, and that will all be down to him.
How many goals will Jack Clarke get whilst with us?
More than 5
At the end of the day, Spurs must have seen something in him if they were willing to pay up to £11.5m for him in the summer, so there is some potential in there, now it’s just a case of whether or not he’ll be able to deliver it.