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Iaqo Falque in action last season.
Getting his first run-out this summer for Spurs was their Spanish midfielder Yago Falque (some spell his first name beginning with an "I," but his club's official website uses a "Y," so that is what we will use).
After initially joining from Juventus on a season-long loan in 2011, he completed a permanent transfer to Spurs the following January.
An underwhelming loan spell at Southampton shortly followed, but prior to and since then, Falque had impressed with some solid cup showings—notably away at Maribor last September.
You would be forgiven for losing track of Falque after that. Those who have paid attention will know he is not long off completing a loan spell with Almeria in which he helped them earn promotion to La Liga, earning positive reviews along the way.
The 23-year-old faces an unsure summer back in North London as he looks to find his way into the first team squad.
Falque's bright display against Colchester will certainly have helped his cause.
Prior to the game, he was described by Assistant Head Coach Steffen Freund to TottenhamHotspur.com as someone who "has a lot of skill, great technique and I believe as a player he can create opportunities for the team."
Those qualities were on display against the U's in some neat exchanges with full-back Danny Rose down the left flank, as well as in some exciting forays into the penalty box.
On one occasion, he fired off a stinging volley that Colchester keeper Sam Walker did well to push away.
Falque faces stiff competition if he is to get his chance at Spurs, but here was a reminder he is certainly worth another look at from the club's coaching staff.