Ivorian star desperate to make his name at Tottenham

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Tottenham teenager Souleymane Coulibaly, currently on loan with Italian club Grosseto, hopes the skills gained during his temporary spell away from White Hart Lane will aid him in his ambition to reach the club's first team.

The 18-year-old striker has been earmarked as a Spurs star of the future ever since he was snapped up by the north London club following a prolific spell for the Ivory Coast during the under-17 World Cup in 2011.

Coulibaly enchanted his credentials during his maiden campaign with Spurs; scoring twice in a 7-1 thrashing of Inter Milan in the NextGen Series, but has been allowed to leave the club in order to further his education.

The Ivorian youngster left Spurs for Grosseto in the January transfer window and, although he has failed to score in four Serie B outings so far, Coulibaly has impressed during his short stint in Italy.

Although Coulibaly is looking to get the most from his time with Grosseto, his ultimate aim remains to become a star for Spurs in the future, and he hopes Andre Villas-Boas will provide him with an opportunity to shine next season.

"I am working hard and having to learn the hard way," Coulibaly said, as reported by Sky Sports.

"I want to make my name at Spurs next season or in the future, but I have to bide my time because there are some top players in the Premier League in my position.

"Coming here has taught me a lot and hopefully the experience will serve me well in the future."

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