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Tottenham's Toronto FC loanee Bostock enjoying being away from English pressure

Toronto FC loanee John Bostock admits he is loving being away from the pressure that comes with playing in England.

The 21-year old attacking midfielder, on loan at TFC from Tottenham, and is loving his time under former Blackburn Rovers, Spurs and QPR defender Ryan Nelsen at BMO Field.

Bostock has been fairly unsettled in the UK with loans at Brentford, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon Town coming after he left Crystal Palace for Tottenham in 2008 but he is feeling good about his football in Canada.

"Sometimes when I tell people that I am 21 or when they find out, they are quite surprised. They think I am 24 or 25," Bostock told MLSsoccer.com.

"I realize that my name has been around for a little while, so with that comes a suggestion that I am older. But I am still young and I am working on my trade. I'm far from the finished article, so I just want to continue to develop.

"There are a lot of people that are quick to judge, especially when you have been a high-profile prospect and had a lot of pressure at such a young age. Things like people expecting you to make your England [national team] debut before you are 20 and stuff like that.

"There is a lot of pressure [in England], so it is good for me to get away from that in order for me to be able to just focus on my soccer. I'm looking forward to fulfilling my potential here and working hard each and every week."

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