15 July 2024

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West Brom’s manager refers to Tottenham’s goalie as a “Premier League goalkeeper” in reference to a former Portsmouth loanee.
Josh Griffiths played on loan for Portsmouth for the first part of the 2022–23 season and turned in a performance against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup Third Round that the West Brom manager has praised.

While on loan with Portsmouth, Josh Griffiths appeared to be a Premier League goalkeeper, according to West Bromwich Albion manager Carlos Corberan.

Griffiths was first signed by former Pompey manager Danny Cowley on a season-long loan, but after Cowley was fired in January and Steve Bruce quit his position at West Brom in October, Griffiths was called back to his original club halfway through his time at Fratton Park.

Before departing the south coast, the 21-year-old featured for Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round against Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur at their home in north London.

Though Griffiths ended up on the losing side, Portsmouth only lost 1-0 and the England youth international impressed new Baggies boss Corberan, who has since made him the current No.1 at the Hawthorns.

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“At the same time that he is developing, he is performing too,” Corberan said of Griffiths to the Express and Star.

“He is a player who we still see points to improve, but at the same time he is showing that he is performing very well. He is 21 years old, but he doesn’t look like he is 21.

“It was the first thing that caught my attention when he was on loan – the game I watched when he was playing in the cup against Tottenham, he was playing this game like a Premier League goalkeeper.

“He’s 21 years old, in front of 60,000 people. He has this ability as one of his strengths.”

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