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Exclusive: Paul Stewart tells Japhet Tanganga to eradicate mistakes

Paul Stewart reckons that Tottenham youngster Japhet Tanganga could be good enough should he cut out the mistakes.

The 22-year-old was given his first-team opportunity by Jose Mourinho in January 2020, but his progress has been stalled by several different injuries over the last two seasons.

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Tanganga has missed 24 matches with back, shoulder and muscle problems, which has stopped him from getting a long run in the team.

But with Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty both unable to nail down that starting place at right-back, he did make six Premier League appearances from February onwards, all coming in two-game spurts.

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Tanganga turned out seven further times in the Europe League and the domestic cups and will be hoping to remain fit and impress the new manager Nuno Espirito Santo in pre-season, especially with his ability to play in more than one different position.

But Stewart exclusively told Football FanCast that the defender must eradiate his lapses in concentration:

“Tanganga is another one, he could be a good player but has too many mistakes – too many errors that lead to goals.”

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