Tena wants to see Dos Santos play more on the club level

The Mexican coach may have benched Dos Santos twice during the Olympics but he feels the 23-year-old needs a chance to play valuable minutes on the club
LONDON -- Giovani dos Santos deserves a shot to display his talents on the club level, says the winger's Olympic coach.

Dos Santos has been unable to find playing time with Tottenham since joining the English club from Barcelona in 2008 and he has made it clear that he wants out this summer.

"It would be good for his career if he could show what he can do more often (at the club level)," coach Luis Fernando Tena said on Friday.

Tena originally used Dos Santos - arguably the biggest name on his roster - as a bench player before changing his stance for the third group game of the 2012 Olympics. Still, Dos Santos has made the biggest impact for the team during the tournament.

Dos Santos thrust life into Mexico in the second half of a scoreless draw against South Korea, he scored both goals off the bench in a 2-0 win over Gabon and as a starter he assisted the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Switzerland.

"He is very important to the team and we all know what he can bring to the squad," Tena said. "He has improved physically and he has played very well for the team."

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