Sunderland boss Mowbray hailed former Tottenham ‘Diamond’ Jack Clarke

Tottenham Hotspur I decided to sell Jack Clark to Sunderland this summer, and Tony Mowbray is praising him after his brilliant start to the season.

Clark was once one of the best talents in the country. When he was at Leeds, everyone thought he would go on and become a star at a big club, but his time at Tottenham wasn’t great at all.

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Sunderland president Tony Mowbray praised Jack Clarke’s performance

Tottenham signed Clarke from Leeds in 2019, but he hasn’t lived up to all the hype. He only got 96 minutes of football at Spurs and has been loaned out four different times – most recently with Sunderland in the second half of last season.

The Black Cats always made the move this summer, and Clarke has been exciting to them since the beginning of the campaign. He has scored three goals and provided four assists in 10 matches in the tournament, a very impressive comeback for the 21-year-old.

Mowbray is very pleased with his presence, and has been singing praises to the Englishman.

He said, according to him Sunderland Eco: “I know inconsistency is part of being a young footballer from my own experience, and you have fights in your head about trying to be consistent.

“I played my best football after 30 because I knew my body, understood the game and its speed, where I needed to put people in. Young players, it’s a bit out of reach and Jack falls into that category. What a great talent.

“The first half in Reading, for example, frustrated me a little bit, he couldn’t get the ball as much as he would have liked, and he didn’t have those double moves yet, to run away and go back to buy some space, to cut short and then spin away when the defender gets tight, that’s It’s all the things he has to work on.

“What no one can deny is the talent he has when the ball is at his feet, how fast his feet are and how amazing his talent is. It is a pleasure working with him because he is such a wonderful and happy kid. There are times I would like him to be more serious but that is because he really is a boy, we all love him “.

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It’s really good to see Clarke playing so well.

The youngster was an electrician for Leeds, so much so that he caught the eye of Marcelo Bielsa. The legendary Argentine has used it 28 times in all competitions, most of which came in the 2018/19 season.

Things really fell apart for Clark at Spurs. Fans thought he would get regular chances when Mauricio Pochettino was in charge, but after he was shown the door, no manager at Spurs was really keen on using him.

Spurs dumped him in the summer, and that’s probably what Clarke needed to get his career back on track. He’s flying now and hopefully he can take that shape until the end of the season and beyond.

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