Marcus Edwards wants to return to England at some point in his career and play in the Premier League after impressing in Sporting’s win over Tottenham in the Champions League.
Edwards grew up as a Spurs player, joining the club as a child back in 2006 and moving to Vitoria de Guimaraes in 2019 after failing to break into the first team.
However, he earned a move to Sporting in January and has now damaged his old employers by playing brilliantly in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Spurs.
The 23-year-old almost scored an exceptional goal but couldn’t get past Hugo Lloris after an amazing dribble through Tottenham’s defence, but he did much to help as the Portugal side stunned Antonio Conte’s men.
Asked after BT Sport’s game if he was interested in a move to the Premier League in the future, he said: “Yes, of course, it’s my home. Of course I want to go back there one day.”
Such was his performance that Owen Hargreaves even tipped Edwards to be in England’s World Cup squad this winter, but said he hadn’t considered the possibility.
“No, I wouldn’t say it crossed my mind,” he said. “I’m just concentrating on what I’m doing here, I don’t really think about it.”
Former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch was hugely impressed with the London-born star proving he has Champions League quality.
Asked about Edwards’ future, Crouch said, “Big. He went to Portugal, risked his career and it seems to have paid off. He plays in the Champions League and has shown what he can do.
“The run he had we would have seen the next 10 years if he scored, it was an amazing ability.”
Edwards is hoping to play in the Premier League one day but is in no rush to make the move, saying of his time at Sporting so far: “It’s a real family environment, I couldn’t be happier here.
“It feels great to end up winning it like that after we put in a tough shift. Couldn’t be happier. I think we deserve that.”
It was indeed a late win for Sporting with goals from Paulinho and Pedro Goncalves, both coming after 89 minutes.
I prepared myself straight away, concentrated and got into the game. Treat it like any other game.
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