From the publisher:
What is it like to get so close to your dream that you can almost touch it, only to have it torn cruelly away? Anthony Potts knows the answer. He sacrificed everything in an all-consuming pursuit of his dream to become a professional footballer. It was a dream, like many others, seeded in childhood.
He was born with some natural talent, but things did not come easy for him. Nevertheless, he persevered and the hard work paid off. He was part of the Tottenham side that won the 1990 FA Youth Cup, and he earned a place in the England youth team.
Later, he was a member of Tottenham's first Premier League squad alongside Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker - but he never got to play for the first team in a competitive match. In this tell-all book, Anthony shares the inside story of his time at Spurs, including his friendship with Gazza. It is a story that rarely gets told - the story of a failed footballer.
Anthony sacrificed everything in pursuit of his dream. Was it worth it? You be the judge.
Anthony Potts was a professional footballer for Tottenham Hotspur. He then coached and played for various teams in the UK and New Zealand before training to be a teacher. He has been a teacher for the last 20 years and has taught in London and China. In 2020, he released his first book, Eye on the Ball. The second book in the series was released in July 2021. This is his first foray into non-fiction.