As per Transfermarkt, each of Japhet Tanganga’s three Tottenham appearances this season have been at centre half.
But he did play at full back at times last season, and has spoken about learning that new position in training.
As per Football.London, Tanganga said the adjustment from the heart of defence hasn’t been too bad.
He also hailed Jose Mourinho and Ledley King for teaching him so much about his craft.
When asked about learning to play full back, at the pre-match press conference ahead of the game against Antwerp tomorrow, he said: “I haven’t found it too hard to be honest.
“You take a lot of the skills from being a centre-back. It’s about asking people, watching other people’s clips and seeing what they do.
“(King)’s been in the game a long time and we can use his mind, his intelligence. It’s a tool we can use to improve ourselves.
“I’ve learned so much from the attention (Mourinho) pays to the game, not only my game and what I can improve on, but tactics and game awareness. It’s amazing and I just wish to keep working with him.”
Mourinho showed immense faith in Tanganga last season, throwing him in at the deep end against Liverpool.
He is now overseeing his longer term development, and the 21-year-old appears pleased with how it’s going.
Getting King in was a masterstroke in terms of a link with the club’s fans and working with a defender who can teach the youngsters so much.
Tanganga will hope to play in a rotated side as Spurs round off their Europa League campaign tomorrow night.
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