'All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur' Episode 4: Tanganga takes centerstage as injury woes grip Mourinho's men
Spoilers for 'All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur' Episode 4
Injury concerns mounted for Tottenham by the end of last year. The most was that of captain Harry Kane who was ruled out for 12 weeks after a hamstring injury while playing against Southampton on January 1. Now, this is old news of course, but the docuseries provides an in-depth look at their star for the future, Japhet Tanganga. The 21-year-old defender came in from the Tottenham Spur Academy and was an instant hit with the fans.
It wasn't an easy day for Tanganga as his debut came against an in-form, red hot Liverpool side on January 11, 2020. While the latter won 1-0, Tottenham put up a spirited display and Tanganga had done enough to impress the gaffer. Mourinho put him in the starting list against Middlesborough two days later as part of their FA Cup replay and Tanganga impressed again to be named Man of the Match. The episode starts off by giving a look at the busy Christmas season Tottenham have. It is a packed calendar and their fitness levels are tested to the hilt as the team plays games almost every other day leaving less time for recovery. Kane, Mousa Sissoko, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker-Peters all get on the injury list and by the first week of January, Mourinho has close to five players on the injury list. The loss against Liverpool sees the team slide down the points table before they gear up for the FA Cup.
Tanganga's introduction is more of that of a lesser-known hero. With much of the focus on their stars Dele Alli and Son Heung-min, the young gun held his own and played a keen role in their win against Middlesborough. One of the interesting trivia was that he was scouted by Chelsea as well. And Tanganga grins when he recollects the moment. He has been with the club since nine and fondly remembers the games and the sacrifices his parents made. As far as the present updates go, Tanganga's efforts on the field paid rich dividends. On July 27, 2020, he signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur that would see him be part of the squad till 2025.
'All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur' Episodes 4-6 are available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.