Spurs fans have high hopes for Adel Taarabt. The 19-year-old former Lens winger is a box of tricks who seemingly produces a newÂ move during every first team performance.
In many ways, Taarabt is the ultimate “YouTube footballer,” he looks good on a short video clip but whether he is effective over 90 minutes is as yet still undecided.
Last week, Taarabt made his debut for Morocco, playing the full first-half in the 0-0 friendly draw with the Czech Republic.
The Spurs winger could have played for France but explained to the Tottenham website that “Morocco is the country of my birth, and although I was only nine months old when I moved to France, a lot of my family still live there, I could have waited to play for France but I felt the time was right when I was given this opportunity, and it was a very proud moment for me with all my family watching.”
Highlights of Adel Taarabt’s debut performance for Morocco can be seen here.