'Looking forward' - Tottenham defender makes Ange Postecoglou admission ahead of summer transfer window

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Japhet Tanganga came through the Tottenham academy but has struggled for consistent game time at the club.

Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga is hoping he’s done enough to force his way into manager Ange Postecoglou’s team next season after starting 17 of the last 18 games out on loan at Millwall

The 25-year-old who came through the academy at Spurs enjoyed his second half of the campaign, helping The Lions to secure Championship survival comfortably after an initial scare.

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Before moving to the Den, he was loaned out to German side Augsburg but a knee injury in training meant he failed to make an appearance for them before returning to London in January. 

Speaking after the completion of his loan deal at Millwall, he admitted he likes the ideas Postecoglou has in north London and is already looking forward to the summer when he’ll hopefully get the chance to impress his boss. 

He told Football.London via Skybet: "Yes, I am looking forward to working with Ange. Before I came out on loan to Germany, I was welcomed by him in pre-season and obviously I saw his ideas and did like them. 

“Everyone can see that he's very attack-minded, likes to keep the ball, and he's doing well, so I'm looking forward to seeing his ideas and being a part of it.

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 "Yes, I am looking forward to working with Ange. Before I came out on loan to Germany, I was welcomed by him in pre-season and obviously I saw his ideas and did like them. Everyone can see that he's very attack-minded, likes to keep the ball, and he's doing well, so I'm looking forward to seeing his ideas and being a part of it."

Busy summer for Spurs ahead 

Tottenham manager Postecglou says he will have to rebuild his squad to mirror the football he wants to play after suffering four league defeats on the bounce. The Lilywhites will now most likely hold on to fifth place on the league table but there was a chance to secure Champions League at some point this season. 

He said after the defeat to Chelsea: "We’ve already made tough decisions, we let some experienced players leave the club at the beginning of the year, some by choice. But again, I feel like if we’re really going to change, that means change.”

The Lilwhites started the season brilliantly, winning eight of their first 10 games, but injuries and a dip in form have contributed to what has been an underwhelming end to the campaign so far. 

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They are yet to decide if they will sign German forward Timo Werner after he played 13 games and scored two goals. He won't play again after a hamstring injury forced him out against Arsenal.

The future of players like Emerson Royal, Ben Davies and Richarlison will all be decided when the season is over.

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