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Spurs new boy Clarke believes “no-fear attitude” will help him succeed under Pochettino

By Ollie Thomas

Published: 17:58, 2 July 2019

Jack Clarke has said that his “no-fear attitude” will stand him in good stead at Tottenham following his arrival from Leeds United.

Clarke, who will return to Leeds on a season-long loan, officially became Spurs’ first signing since Lucas Moura on Tuesday afternoon and told the club’s website he has what it takes to succeed in north London.

He said: “I feel like I play with a no-fear attitude and hopefully I can show that on the pitch. It doesn’t bother me whether I’m playing at the park or playing in front of fans, I just play the same. I think that’s a good thing. I like taking players on and creating opportunities.”

Clarke will stay at Leeds for the 2019/2020 season in order to continue his development. The 18-year-old made just four starts in the Championship last season and wasn’t used by Bielsa in either leg of Leeds’ play-off clash with Derby County, prompting pundit Danny Mills to label Clarke’s move to Spurs as ‘wrong‘.

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Despite these doubts, Clarke is visibly delighted about the prospect of playing for Spurs.

He added: “Ever since I’ve been growing up, I’ve seen Tottenham playing in the Premier League, they’ve always been there or thereabouts, pushing, being a top side. It’s one of the biggest clubs in England, if not the world, and I’m just delighted to be a part of it.

“This is such a big club. Watching the team in the Champions League last season and seeing how well they did, then with the training ground, the facilities and obviously the bunch of players that are here… they’re top players and I’m looking forward to getting to play with them and train with them. I feel like this club could really help me push on as a player and I don’t think I could be in a better environment.

“It’s unreal to be here. It’s definitely something I couldn’t have imagined a couple of years ago but now I’m really looking forward to everything.”

Spurs confirmed their second signing in a matter of hours on Tuesday evening after Tanguy Ndombele joined from Lyon for a club record fee.