West Ham youngster has the makings of a star

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Not many teams will get the better of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane but West Ham United did that on Sunday thanks to Sam Allardyce's brilliant tactics and the players' perfect execution.

One youngster stood out from the rest of the pack on Sunday and it wasn't Andros Townsend. The latter might be on his way to making his first outing in England colours, but there was another youngster who made the headlines for the right reasons.

Instead, this guy has been called up to the England U21 squad following his heroics on Sunday. He is an academy graduate from Manchester United but failed to make the grade there, which many attributed to his off-field issues. 

Ravel Morrison was once considered as one of the best players to emerge from the Carrington base after the legendary duo of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. However, something went wrong in between and he was shipped out to West Ham before fulfilling his promise at Old Trafford.

Morrison was reportedly involved with a lot of issues but he is still a treat to watch with the ball at his feet. But can West Ham get the best of him?

So far in the Premier League, Morrison has managed four starts and is looking like a player with immense talent. But can it be channelled it in the right way? We have seen many talented youngsters failing to fulfil their promise.

The way he got the better of Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson and Hugo Lloris for West Ham's third goal at White Hart Lane shows his development. He adjusted his pace and run to get the better of the Spurs defenders and when he came in front of the sweeping Lloris, he produced a delicate chip which showed his calmness and composure in difficult situations. He did the job with minimum fuss and maximum authority. 

The makings of a true star is there. Morrison got valuable playing time in the Championship and now in the Premier League and he is fast developing as a fine player. Channeling his efforts in the right way can produce results beyond imagination.

With players like Mark Noble and Kevin Nolan surrounding him, one can expect him to develop further and deliver big on a grand scale. Can Morrison make it big in English Football?

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