John Bostock's family are getting involved in a row with Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp.
The Mirror says Redknapp sounded off about Bostock this week after Brentford decided not to renew his loan spell at the League One club and the Spurs boss questioned the 18- year-old's attitude and commitment.
But Michael Bostock rang talkSPORT and told Showtime hosts Adrian Durham and Ray Parlour that his son's loan spell at Brentford had been a success.
Bostock senior said: "People ring up and say he's got a bad attitude but nothing could be further from the truth, he is a hard working lad.
"He was subbed in the 87th minute in the last game he started and was given a standing ovation, then he was surprised to only be on the bench at Norwich. I'm really shocked to hear that his loan spell was not successful.
"John has played his part in helping Brentford get to where they are. He is a capable kid - well capable at Championship level - although he may not be ready for the Premier League.
"I would like to think he will be a footballer at some level, who knows, but he is young. He has gone back to Tottenham, that's the club where he is at and he will get his head down and work hard again."
Bostock joined Tottenham from Crystal Palace two years ago as one of English football's most exciting prospects but has struggled to get into the Spurs team and his dad's outburst on national radio is unlikely to have helped his cause.