A Closer Look: Will Miller

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

In light of Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to include a number of youth players in the Spurs squad touring Hong Kong, I thought I’d take a closer look at each one of our hot prospects. Today, it’s Will Miller.

Much to my amazement, Miller’s background revolves more around show-business than football. At the age of 11, Miller was selected ahead of some 700 other applicants to play the lead role in BBC1’s 2007 adaptation of Oliver Twist. That’s right, our up and coming midfielder spent his early days picking pockets on camera as well as kicking the ball around the football pitch. In 2009 he starred in another lead role for the BBC, this time for a children’s miniseries entitled Runaway. Over a four year period stretching from 2006-2010, Miller acted in 4 different projects before signing up for Spurs in 2013. He must have been reviewing… the situation…

Before making a loan move to Burton in 2016, Miller was capped by the England Under 18s on two occasions against Hungary. It was at Burton, however, where he scored his first goal on the 10th of September 2016 against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The 20 year old went on to make 16 appearances for the Brewers. Now, his loan spell at the Championship side is over and Miller has returned to Tottenham, where he should truly consider himself… at home…

Miller has been named in Pochettino’s squad for the tour of Hong Kong and the Argentine has already hinted at the idea of involving youth figures like Will Miller more and more over pre-season. Let’s see if a taste of first team football is enough to make the youngster beg ‘please Poch, I want some more?’. Though I’d expect a less than enraged response from Pochettino as opposed to what Mr Bumble traditionally offers.

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