Speaking at a press conference on Thursday before Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’s Premier League matchup with West Ham, the manager of the Spurs made his remarks.
Postecoglou said that Dorrington might get an opportunity in the upcoming weeks because the Spurs have been really thin on defense.
Tottenham has been without the suspended Cristian Romero, who is returning, and the injured Micky van de Ven for the past few weeks.
Due to these absences, Spurs’ center backs in recent weeks have included Eric Dier, Ben Davies, and Emerson Royal.
“Perhaps he will have a chance.”
Postecoglou was asked if Dorrington could get a look-in given Tottenham’s defensive woes, as reported in statements recorded by football.london.
The Tottenham manager stated, “He’s been in the squad the last three or four weeks.”
“Alfie and Jamie (Donley), who clicked, are training with us and are a part of the first team, so they get daily opportunities to participate and demonstrate their abilities.
“We are really short on defensive players right now, so perhaps in the coming weeks he will get a chance.”
Alfie Dorrington is Tottenham Hotspur’s best prospect.
Following an incredible ascent through the Spurs levels, Dorrington has been tipped to make his senior debut for Tottenham in recent weeks.
Dorrington has played in three EFL Trophy games and eight Premier League 2 games this season, recording one assist.
The 6′ 5in defender has contributed to Spurs U21s’ victories in each of their first two Premier League games this year.
In a Q&A earlier this season, Alasdair Gold of Football.london described Dorrington as a “terrific young defender.”
Even though he seems like such a tremendous prospect, we obviously cannot get ahead of ourselves.
There is a significant difference in skill between senior Premier League football and Under-21 football, and very few adolescent players are able to cross it easily.
Dorrington is expected to make his Spurs debut this season, but before he can establish himself as a regular for Tottenham, he probably needs to spend a season or two in the EFL.