‘I am unable to consider what Jose Mourinho requested from me after dealing with Spurs in FA Cup’

Tottenham Hotspur loanee Djed Spence opened up in regards to the stunning interplay he had with Jose Mourinho earlier than becoming a member of the membership.

The 23-year-old was in motion for Middlesbrough throughout the third spherical of the FA Cup in 2020 towards Spurs who had been then managed by the Portuguese legend.

The Premier League facet fought to a 2-1 win within the third replay replay as Spence, who’s at the moment on mortgage at Serie A outfit Genoa, stated ‘The Special One’ was so impressed along with his efficiency regardless of the loss, he stunned him by visiting him after the full-time whistle.

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The Londoner was talking to Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport as he stated: “Mourinho came in [To the dressing room]. He came to me and asked for my shirt to take to his son, who was a fan of mine.

“I used to be fairly stunned, I’ll admit. I gave him my shirt. We’re speaking about one of many biggest coaches on the earth.” The then-20-year-old was an in-demand prospect before joining Spurs after playing a huge role in Nottingham Forest‘s promotion to the Premier League in 2022.

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Djed Spence in action for Tottenham Hotspur
Spence has made simply six appearances for Spurs since signing for the membership in 2022

His exploits within the Championship led the North London facet to splash out £20million on the right-back beneath Antonio Conte. However, issues turned bitter virtually instantly after the Italian referred to as the signing of Spence as a “club signing” fairly than one he had hand picked.

He achieved simply six appearances for the membership earlier than he was despatched out on mortgage to Rennes in January 2023. The appointment of Ange Postecoglou final summer time led to an identical consequence for Spence who was as soon as once more shipped out on mortgage, this time to Leeds United initially of this season earlier than it was reduce quick final month attributable to reported angle points.

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He swiftly joined Genoa for the remainder of the season as Spence hopes he can get his profession again on observe and set himself the lofty objective of being referred to as up for England.

“I hope that this can be the beginning of a long journey at a club that are growing,” he stated. “I found a nice company and a pleasant city. I settled in quickly, they supported me in everything. Of course, it’s a dream and an ambition for anyone [To get an England call-up], I hope that Genoa will give me a hand.”