With the likes Erik Lamela and Heung-min Son leading the assists table at White Hart Lane so far this season, Mauricio Pochettino’s struggles to get both Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to create have been well and truly noted.
The Dane, normally at the centre of everything Tottenham do, has only managed three assists so far this season in all competitions, half of what he managed at this stage last year, and that included missing three games through injury.
One man, however, who is not struggling for form is John Bostock, Spurs’ former prodigy, who has restarted his career over in France, with Lens in Ligue 2.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who joined the club for £128k in the summer, has impressed tremendously, leading the club in a promotion fight, and is currently their top scorer and top creator in the league with five goals and four assists in 17 appearances from the centre of midfield.
In an interview with beIN Sports in France, relayed by Lensois.com, the player talked about his five-year stay at Spurs, which saw him loaned to five different clubs, including Toronto FC in 2013.
He said: “When I look back at my Tottenham career, there’s only good memories. There were some of the best in Europe, like Luka Modric, Rafael Van der Vaart, Gareth Bale… I only had one wish, to show what I was capable of.
“But, you have to respect the order of things. Training with them was already incredible, it really helped me to progress and it was a great honour to work with Luka Modric, especially when you look at his game in El Clasico.”
With a big chunk of his career still in front of him, and performances worthy of interest from bigger clubs, who is to say a return to England in the near future isn’t on the cards?
Maybe even a return to White Hart Lane at some stage?