Tom Glover:Tottenham’s rising star.
– Born in Sydney, Australia
– Position: Goalkeeper
– Previous club: Sutherland Sharks
– Pat Jennings highly recommended Glover to Spurs after seeing him in action.
– Tom was an eager basketball player at school.
Tom Glover has starred for our under 21’s throughout their current campaign this season, and his talent has got many a Spurs fan highly excited over the young Australian prospect. The club have also been evidently pleased with Glovers rapid progression this season, as Tom has been present with the first team in training throughout the season. Furthermore, the Australian youth international has also been included in the first team squad as a number three on many an occasion this season. Tom joined our academy on a full time basis in the summer of 2014, and the Australian has Impressed in every youth level that he has played in, most notably the under 21’s, where this season he has been considered by many as the teams number one choice in between the sticks. The 18 year old stands at a towering six foot, four inches. In addition the intimidating goalkeeper Glover possesses lighting fast reflexes, as well as exhibiting fantastic composure in play.
I have seen Glover play for our under 18’s and under 21’s on numerous occasions and I have been extremely impressed with what I have seen from the youngster, in fact I believe his goalkeeping resembles our current captain Hugo Lloris in the sense that he shares many attributes with the French star. For example Glover shares the rapid and sharp reactions of Lloris as well as the Frenchman’s superb reading of the game. Our under 21’s played Liverpool earlier in the season at the Amex stadium where Glover made a string of astonishing saves most notably one akin to the famous Gordan Banks save against Pele. On this occasion the ball seemed to be hitting the back of the net after being powerfully headed down by the Liverpool forward, but Glover astounded the fans in the stadium by somehow being able to get down and make the save in what was a truly exceptional piece of goalkeeping. Furthermore the sharpness and incredible focus in Glovers game has been converted by the youngster to make him a penalty saving specialist, with him saving numerous penalties in the 2014/15 season for the under 18’s.
Under the guidance of Spurs goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and the influence of Hugo Lloris, this huge prospect could become the Spurs number one in the future as well as a star for the Soceroos, remember the name!