Tottenham’s Marcus Edwards leaves Norwich
After Norwich drew 1-1 with Sunderland on Tuesday night in the Championship, the Canaries made a surprise announcement.
Norwich City confirmed that Marcus Edwards has been sent back to Tottenham for “personal reasons”.
The boss also confirms Marcus Edwards has returned to Tottenham for personal reasons for the remainder of the season. #ncfc
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) April 10, 2018
Many will no doubt remember when Mauricio Pochettino compared Marcus Edwards to Leo Messi.
Back in 2017, when Edwards was just 17, Pochettino showered the midfielder with praise:
The qualities – it’s only looks, his body and the way that he plays – remember a little bit from the beginning of Messi.
Why Norwich sent Marcus Edwards back to Tottenham
So what’s gone wrong for the Spurs teenager?
Now 18, will Edwards ever make it as a top class footballer?
The Independent have explored what happened to Edwards at Norwich, and why he’s now back at Tottenham:
Although he declined to elaborate further (after the Sunderland game, Norriwch manager Daniel) Farke spoke at length about the 19-year-old at the end of January, when he not so subtly questioned the 19-year-old’s mentality.
“There is no doubt that with the ball he is one of our best players,” he began, diplomatically. “But without it he has to grow up a bit. That was the reason he didn’t play for Tottenham. He needs to be more grown up in his attitude on the pitch and in his behaviour. We cannot carry him.”
Sunderland 1 – Norwich 1
Are Sunderland going down to League One?
The Black Cats suffered another savage blow to their survival hopes against Norwich as the Canaries scored late on the secure a draw.
George Honeyman put Sunderland ahead in the 63rd minutes, but Ivo Pinto scored a minute from time for the visitors.
Sunderland are six points adrift from safety with four games remaining in the season.